Hiawatha Care Center is a facility in Hiawatha, Iowa. The city has a population of 6,981 people. We gave this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. You flat out can not do any better than this place. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its short-term care rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Hiawatha Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Short-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a great overall score, this facility received an A+ in our short-term care rating. Short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Not many nursing homes performed as well in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. In calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the number of hours nurses spend with patients and the levels of training of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is long-term care. We awarded this nursing home an acceptable score in this area, with a grade of B-. While this was not as high as many of its other scores, it is still a middle of the pack score. Long-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of nursing services. This includes a broad scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine medical services. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinated 99.71429 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hiawatha Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hiawatha Care Center, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hiawatha Care Center, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hiawatha Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hiawatha Care Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for treating several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hiawatha Care Center, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hiawatha Care Center, 4.67% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hiawatha Care Center, 93.67% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hiawatha Care Center, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hiawatha Care Center, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility. Some believe that mobility is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Hiawatha Care Center, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hiawatha Care Center, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hiawatha Care Center, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hiawatha Care Center, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.
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