Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque is an average-sized nursing home located in Dubuque, Iowa. Sporting an overall grade of A+, it is the highest graded nursing home in Dubuque. Even with Dubuque featuring 10 other nursing homes to choose from, this nursing home stands out as a great option. This also is a very consistent facility with consistent scores in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving an elite overall rating, this nursing home earned an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can offer a facility. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for its long-term care grade. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We scrutinized the levels of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses were with patients, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a patient more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our last category, this nursing home was awarded a very strong short-term care rating. We awarded it an A- in that category, giving this facility straight A's. In our short-term care score, we strive to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 4.48% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 94.58% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Dubuque, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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- Mercyone Dubuque Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.28 miles away250 Mercy Drive Dubuque Iowa 52001Voluntary non-profit - Church(563) 589-8000
- Midwest Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 15.76 miles away1 Medical Center Drive Galena Illinois 61036Voluntary non-profit - Private(815) 777-1340
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- Tri- State Dialysis - Dubuque3.71 miles away1500 Delhi St #2100 Dubuque Iowa 52001CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (563) 589-4033