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.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
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.
Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. We analyzed the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the number of hours those nurses were with residents, in determining our rating in this area. This particular nursing home 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was long-term care. This facility also was given an A+ long-term care grade, making it one of the few facilities to be awarded multiple A+ category scores. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 96.94656 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last area, we awarded this facility an A+ for its short-term care rating. This rounded out an elite profile. In determining our short-term care scores, we analyze a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is often a useful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mayflower Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mayflower Community, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mayflower Community, 3.69% 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, 3.09% 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, 16.77% 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, 18.7% 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, 4.48% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mayflower Community, 94.58% 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, 16.82% 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, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Mayflower Community, 1.24 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, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.