Iowa Veterans Home is one of four available facilities located in Marshalltown, Iowa. This turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the top scores we offer. Based on our analysis, this facility is just about as as good as it gets. This place also received consistently good grades in all of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Iowa Veterans Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this facility earned near flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our stronger scores in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. In computing these short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to devise a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is long-term care. This facility was given a better than average nursing score this year, with a grade of B. While this wasn't as elite as many of its other grades, this is still one of the stronger grades for that category. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.14893 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Iowa Veterans Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Iowa Veterans Home, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Iowa Veterans Home, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Iowa Veterans Home, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents who had urinary tract infections. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Iowa Veterans Home, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Iowa Veterans Home, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Iowa Veterans Home, 4.77% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Iowa Veterans Home, 94.58% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Iowa Veterans Home, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Iowa Veterans Home, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is critical to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Iowa Veterans Home, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Iowa Veterans Home, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric 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.
Scores for Marshalltown, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Marshalltown, Iowa has 3 other nursing homes
- Unitypoint Health-MarshalltownAcute Care Hospitals 1.51 miles away3 S 4th Ave Marshalltown Iowa 50158Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 754-5151
- Marshalltown Mary Greeley Dialysis3.18 miles away3120 2nd St. Marshalltown Iowa 50158Dialysis Stations: 24 (641) 752-1819