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Mercy Living Plus

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: A-May 22: A-Jun 22: A-
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201 Eighth Avenue Se,
Oelwein IA 50662

(319) 283-6000

59.48% estimated occupancy 1

Mercy Living Plus is located in Oelwein, Iowa, a city with a population of 7,238 people. This facility was given an A- overall, which is one of our best ratings. In addition, this is a hospital-based facility, which may add peace of mind for prospective residents with medical conditions frequently requiring hospitalization. Scroll down to find this facility's category ratings, which are also strong. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were nearly perfect. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also was dominant in the category of long-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Only a select group of nursing homes received a better grade in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also received an impressive short-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is more often than not a reliable assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Moving on to our final category, this facility received an excellent nursing score. Although this is not quite as dominant as many of its other category grades, this is nevertheless one of our stronger scores a facility can receive. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Mercy Living Plus Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Mercy Living Plus, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Mercy Living Plus, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who have experienced falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Mercy Living Plus, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents which have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Mercy Living Plus, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Mercy Living Plus, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Mercy Living Plus, 4.77% of Patients

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

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Mercy Living Plus, 94.58% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Mercy Living Plus, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Mercy Living Plus, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Mercy Living Plus, 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: D

In Mercy Living Plus, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercyone Oelwein Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away201 Eighth Avenue Se Oelwein Iowa 50662Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 283-6000
  • Buchanan County Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 14.36 miles away1600 First St East Independence Iowa 50644Voluntary non-profit - Other(319) 332-0999
  • Community Memorial Hospital Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 15.85 miles away909 West First Street Sumner Iowa 50674Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 578-3275

Nearby Dialysis

  • Buchanan County Dialysis14.36 miles away1600 1st Street East Independence Iowa 50644Dialysis Stations: 12 (319) 334-7437