Mayflower Community is a small non-profit facility located in Grinnell, Iowa. This turns out to be an A+ rated facility, which is the best rating that we offer. In fact, this nursing home made our top 500 list of the best nursing homes in the United States, which is an exclusive subset of nursing homes. Headlining this place's remarkable report card is its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in Grinnell, Iowa Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Grinnell, Iowa Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for our inspection category. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a first-rate long-term care grade. In fact, this turned out to be this nursing home's second strongest category grade. In that category, this facility received a score of A. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Our nursing grade assesses several datapoints, but the most important one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last category, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for its short-term care score. This rounded out a very strong report card. With our short-term care assessment, we try to create a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at the facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mayflower Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mayflower Community, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mayflower Community, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mayflower Community, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mayflower Community, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mayflower Community, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mayflower Community, 4.67% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mayflower Community, 93.67% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mayflower Community, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mayflower Community, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Mayflower Community, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mayflower Community, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.