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Heartland Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Heartland Care Center's website

604 East Fenton,
Marcus IA 51035

(712) 376-2500

72.1% estimated occupancy 1

Heartland Care Center is a facility located in Marcus, Iowa, a city with a total of 1,685 people. Sporting an overall score of B+, this facility should work for most prospective residents. Based on the data we reviewed, you can do much worse than this nursing home. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Catheter Care

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

One of the reasons this turned out to be a strong nursing home is that it received a very impressive inspection rating. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category. In this area, we awarded it an A-. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing scores are mostly tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a resident more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this facility also was given favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. In fact, we awarded it one of our higher grades in that area, with a score of B+. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is often a meaningful measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Switching gears to the next area, this facility was given an acceptable long-term care score. While this is not as impressive as a few of its other category grades, this is truly not a bad grade. In calculating these long-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's personal care services. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Heartland Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Heartland Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Heartland Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Heartland Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Heartland Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Heartland Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Heartland Care Center, 4.48% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Heartland Care Center, 94.58% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Heartland Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Heartland Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Heartland Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Heartland Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Heartland Care Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mental Health InstitutePsychiatric 12.39 miles away1251 North Cedar Loop Cherokee Iowa 51012Government - State(712) 225-2594
  • Cherokee Regional Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 13.49 miles away300 Sioux Valley Drive Cherokee Iowa 51012Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 225-5101
  • Orange City Area Health SystemCritical Access Hospitals 17.36 miles away1000 Lincoln Circle Se Orange City Iowa 51041Voluntary non-profit - Other(712) 737-4984
  • Floyd Valley HealthcareCritical Access Hospitals 18.08 miles away714 Lincoln St Ne Le Mars Iowa 51031Proprietary(712) 546-7871

Nearby Dialysis

  • Sanford Health Dialysis Hospers18.09 miles away112 Sunrise Drive PO Box 426 Hospers Iowa 51238Dialysis Stations: 8 (712) 752-8330
  • Le Mars Area Dialysis Services18.65 miles away1 1st Street Southwest Le Mars Iowa 51031Dialysis Stations: 9 (712) 541-6150