Martin Suites is one of five available nursing homes in Cedar Falls, Iowa. It looks like this nursing home is one of the highest-graded facilities we found. It received one of the best grades we offer. This turned out to be the top nursing home in Cedar Falls. If you look below, you will see this place's category scores, which are also impressive.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this facility has received near flawless inspections recently. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home fared very well in our long-term care category. We gave them a dominant score of A+ in this area. Facilities that do well in this category typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98.28571 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. The nursing grade includes several factors, many of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nursing home Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning a resident more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the final category, this facility received a very strong short-term care grade. We awarded it a grade of B+ in this category, completing one of our more favorable profiles. In our short-term care category, we endeavor to craft a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Martin Suites Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Martin Suites, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Martin Suites, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Martin Suites, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents that suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Martin Suites, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Martin Suites, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Martin Suites, 4.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Martin Suites, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Martin Suites, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Martin Suites, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Martin Suites, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Martin Suites, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Scores for Cedar Falls, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Cedar Falls, Iowa has 4 other nursing homes
- Mercyone Cedar Falls Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.84 miles away515 College Street Cedar Falls Iowa 50613Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 268-3000
- Allen HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.26 miles away1825 Logan Avenue Waterloo Iowa 50703Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 235-3941
- Mercyone Waterloo Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.6 miles away3421 West Ninth Street Waterloo Iowa 50702Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 272-8000
- Waverly Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 13.64 miles away312 9th Street Sw Waverly Iowa 50677Government - Local(319) 352-4120
- Cedar Valley Dialysis Center4.99 miles away1661 W. Ridgeway Waterloo Iowa 50701CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (319) 226-6425
- Black Hawk Dialysis6.6 miles away3421 W 9th St Waterloo Iowa 50702Dialysis Stations: 18 (319) 272-8700
- Cedar Valley Waverly Dialysis13.68 miles away220 10th Street Sw Waverly Iowa 50677Dialysis Stations: 16 (319) 226-6425