Mercy Living Center North

Updated Jan 1, 2020 by Sara Levinsohn

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

(563) 244-5555

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 nursing home located in Clinton, Iowa. This nursing home proved to be an A+ rated facility, which is the most impressive rating. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 25 nursing homes in Iowa. One of the major highlights of this facility's stellar report card is its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to point out that this facility has received near flawless health inspections recently. We gave them an A+ in this category. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing scores are largely associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Turning our third category, this nursing home received first-rate short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in this area. Short-term care grades are generally employed to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services In order to provide good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. We were not able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home performed better in this area than in its staffing levels. This place performed as well as just about any facility with 67.8 percent of its residents returning home. Most nursing homes are below 50 percent in this statistic.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In the last category we analyzed, this nursing home was given a very favorable grade of A in our long-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home topped off a straight A report card. When nursing homes 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 considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.15 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Mercy Living Center North Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Mercy Living Center North, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Mercy Living Center North, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Mercy Living Center North, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Mercy Living Center North, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Mercy Living Center North, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Mercy Living Center North, 4.84% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Mercy Living Center North, 94.37% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Mercy Living Center North, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Mercy Living Center North, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical health.


Grade: B-plus

In Mercy Living Center North, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Mercy Living Center North, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Mercy Living Center North, 11.28 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Mercy Living Center North, 79.5% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

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

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