Meth-Wick Health Center is a small non-profit nursing home located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Featuring an overall grade of A, it is actually one of the five best facilities in Cedar Rapids. Based on our ratings, this facility is really as good as it gets. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's stellar profile is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Meth-Wick Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1224 13th Street Nw,
Cedar Rapids IA 52405
85.21% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This place was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Among its many elite scores, this nursing home was given a strong short-term care grade. In fact, it received a score of A- in that category. Our short-term care ratings are important for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing. This means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. The nursing rating is based on numerous factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was long-term care, where this facility was awarded a grade of B+. This rounded out a very favorable report card. Very few facilities earned a B+ or better in every category. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 99.10714 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Meth-Wick Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Meth-Wick Health Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Meth-Wick Health Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who have suffered falls which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Meth-Wick Health Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. However, this metric may be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Meth-Wick Health Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Meth-Wick Health Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Meth-Wick Health Center, 4.48% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Meth-Wick Health Center, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Meth-Wick Health Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Meth-Wick Health Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Meth-Wick Health Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Meth-Wick Health Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Meth-Wick Health Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Meth-Wick Health Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Cedar Rapids, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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