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Hirest Home

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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915 West First Street,
Sumner IA 50674

(563) 578-8591

69.01% estimated occupancy 1

Hirest Home is located in Sumner, Iowa. The city has a total of 3,555 people. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home should work for most people. You could definitely do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this place did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite minor. This place was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few relatively minor deficiencies aren't something to panic about.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing grade. The nursing rating features a variety of subcategories. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our higher grades in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B. Short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we scored is long-term care. This nursing home was given an impressive long-term care grade in our assessment, with a grade of B-. Although this was not quite as good as some of its other scores, this is still an acceptable score for this category. Long-term care grades are critical for individuals seeking non-healthcare services such as personal care. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is a very solid percentage. This place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Hirest Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Hirest Home, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Hirest Home, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Hirest Home, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who sustained urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Hirest Home, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Hirest Home, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Hirest Home, 4.48% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Hirest Home, 94.58% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Hirest Home, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Hirest Home, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Some argue that mobility is vital to residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Hirest Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Hirest Home, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Hirest Home, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Community Memorial Hospital Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.04 miles away909 West First Street Sumner Iowa 50674Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 578-3275
  • Mercyone Oelwein Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 15.88 miles away201 Eighth Avenue Se Oelwein Iowa 50662Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 283-6000
  • Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and ClinicsCritical Access Hospitals 17.36 miles away112 Jefferson Street West Union Iowa 52175Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 422-3811
  • Mercy Medical Center-New HamptonCritical Access Hospitals 18.26 miles away308 North Maple Avenue New Hampton Iowa 50659Voluntary non-profit - Church(641) 394-4121

Nearby Dialysis

  • West Union Dialysis Center17.11 miles away405 Highway 150 N P O Box 516 West Union Iowa 52175Dialysis Stations: 16 (563) 422-5734