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Montezuma Specialty Care

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Montezuma Specialty Care's website

316 Meadow Lane Drive PO Box 790,
Montezuma IA 50171

(641) 623-5497

55.6% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Montezuma, Iowa, Montezuma Specialty Care is the sole nursing home we identified in the area. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable grade. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities nationally. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Lymphedema Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of receiving an elite overall grade, this facility also earned an A+ inspection score. This grade is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing grade. There are several factors within this area. Most of these factors relate to nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The third area we looked at is short-term care. This nursing home was awarded a favorable short-term care grade, with a B in the area. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last area we analyzed ended up being this nursing home's poorest area. However, even in its weakest link we still awarded it an acceptable grade of B- in long-term care. With our long-term care score, we weigh the sheer quantity of care provided by a nursing home, along with a series of quality metrics. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 98.4375 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Montezuma Specialty Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Montezuma Specialty Care, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Montezuma Specialty Care, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who had a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Montezuma Specialty Care, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Montezuma Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Montezuma Specialty Care, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Montezuma Specialty Care, 4.48% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Montezuma Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Montezuma Specialty Care, 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

Grade: D

In Montezuma Specialty Care, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Montezuma Specialty Care, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Montezuma Specialty Care, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Grinnell Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.03 miles away210 Fourth Avenue Grinnell Iowa 50112Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 236-7511

Nearby Dialysis

  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - Grinnell14.58 miles away803 Broad St Grinnell Iowa 50112Dialysis Stations: 9 (641) 236-7419