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Mercy Living Center North

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  • Memory Care

Updated Jan 1, 2020 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+
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600 14th Avenue North,
Clinton IA 52732

11.16% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Mercy Living Center North has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Mercy Living Center North is an average-sized non-profit facility in Clinton, Iowa. This facility is one of the most impressive facilities we assessed. In fact, it was given our top score. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top five percent of all facilities in the United States. This facility also received impressive scores in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy


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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to point out that this nursing home has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Among its many impressive scores, this facility was given a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in this area. In the category of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. It doesn't look like this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Our nursing score assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Moving on to our next area, this facility was given an extremely favorable long-term care rating. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in this area, rounding out a straight A profile. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. 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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Mercy Living Center North Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Mercy Living Center North, 2.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents who developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an measure of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Mercy Living Center North, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely the result of 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

Grade: C

In Mercy Living Center North, 2.78% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Mercy Living Center North, 4.58% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Mercy Living Center North, 14.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percent of long-term care residents that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Mercy Living Center North, 5.76% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients showing signs of depression. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Mercy Living Center North, 100% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Mercy Living Center North, 15.2% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Mercy Living Center North, 19.72% of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.


Grade: A

In Mercy Living Center North, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Mercy Living Center North, 19.72% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Mercy Living Center North, 12.27% of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Mercy Living Center North, 69.28% of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercyone Clinton Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.18 miles away1410 North 4th Street Clinton Iowa 52732Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 244-5555
  • Morrison Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 12.59 miles away303 N Jackson Street Morrison Illinois 61270Government - Hospital District or Authority(815) 772-4003
  • Genesis Medical Center-DewittCritical Access Hospitals 18.4 miles away1118 11th Street De Witt Iowa 52742Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 659-4200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Mercy Medical Center - Clinton1.78 miles away638 S. Bluff Blvd. Clinton Iowa 52732CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (563) 244-3683