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

With an address in Clinton, Iowa, Mercy Living Center South is one of a mere two available facilities in this city. Featuring an overall score of A-, this nursing home is among the better nursing homes we assessed. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities nationally. Keep reading to find this facility's category ratings, which are also strong. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 76 Beds

CCRC :

Non profit - Other

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: A
Historical

With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this facility performed well in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Our inspection grades are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: A-
Historical

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. This turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A-. When calculating a facility's nursing grade, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are seeing patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0 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 place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a patient more often.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: B+
Historical

Turning to our third area, this nursing home also received a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to grade a nursing home's rehabilitation services To provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: B+
Historical

The fourth area we looked at was long-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B+. This topped off an elite report card. Only a select few nursing homes earned a B+ or better in every category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.1 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Mercy Living Center South Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Provider
A
3.37%
State
A-
5.18%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury.

Provider
D
5.44%
State
B
3.66%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Provider
A
0.68%
State
B
3.25%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A-
9.68%
State
B
14.67%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
C
26.72%
State
B+
18.32%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Provider
B
1.42%
State
B
4.28%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
95.15%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
A
9.02%
State
B
15.8%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.

Provider
A-
21.29%
State
B+
18.8%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.

Provider
A+
1.1
State
B+
1.53
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Frequency Of ER Visits

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of long-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge long-term care.

Provider
C
62.69

ER visits per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Provider
C
21.29
State
B-
18.8
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
10.4
State
B
11.2
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

Provider
B
70.14%
State
A-
77.54%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Mercyone Clinton Medical Center 1.88 mi
1410 North 4th Street Clinton Iowa 52732
(563) 244-5555
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Morrison Community Hospital 13.3 mi
303 N Jackson Street Morrison Illinois 61270
(815) 772-4003
Critical Access Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Genesis Medical Center-Dewitt 17.21 mi
1118 11th Street De Witt Iowa 52742
(563) 659-4200
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Mercy Medical Center - Clinton 0.01 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 13
638 S. Bluff Blvd. Clinton Iowa 52732
(563) 244-3683