Monroe Care Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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120 North Thirteenth Street,
Albia IA 52531

(641) 932-2125

71.33% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Albia, Iowa, Monroe Care Center is one of just two available nursing homes in this area. This is a solid facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our assessment, there are certainly far worse places out there. One of the better aspects of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

We would like to point out that this facility's inspection score exceeded its overall grade. This facility earned a grade of B+ in this category, which is one of our better grades. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Our nursing rating is largely tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 2.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed better than average in this area. This is often a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home was awarded its third most favorable category grade in the area of long-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of B- in this category, which is an acceptable grade. In our long-term care category, we weigh the volume of care offered by a facility, along with a handful of quality statistics. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Lastly, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. With 1.74 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility is not too far off the national average.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Switching gears to our final category, this nursing home was given an acceptable short-term care score of B-. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Monroe Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Monroe Care Center, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Monroe Care Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Monroe Care Center, 2.94% 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 the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Monroe Care Center, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Monroe Care Center, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Monroe Care Center, 4.84% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Monroe Care Center, 94.37% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Monroe Care Center, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Monroe Care Center, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Monroe Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Monroe Care Center, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Monroe County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.82 miles away6580 165th Street Albia Iowa 52531Voluntary non-profit - Other(641) 932-2134

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Ottumwa18.5 miles away1110 Quincy Ave. # 44 Ottumwa Iowa 52501Dialysis Stations: 16 (641) 682-7137

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