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Heartland Care Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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604 East Fenton,
Marcus IA 51035

(712) 376-2500

70% 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 is likely a middle of the road facility. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly far worse nursing homes out there. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its remarkable inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.

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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


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of B-. Nursing grades are largely associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

We also gave this nursing home a respectable score in the category of short-term care, where it received a C. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most important for residents in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last measure we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 3.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next area we assessed is long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D for our long-term care category, leaving this as the facility's worst area. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated only 38.77551 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Heartland Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Heartland Care Center, 10.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Heartland Care Center, 8.16% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Heartland Care Center, 9.28% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Heartland Care Center, 23.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Heartland Care Center, 42.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Heartland Care Center, 3.37% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Some argue that this is a measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Heartland Care Center, 69.39% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Heartland Care Center, 19.77% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Heartland Care Center, 25.37% of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' well-being.


Grade: B-minus

In Heartland Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Heartland Care Center, 25.37% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Heartland Care Center, 94.59% of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

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