Mount Carmel Bluffs is in Dubuque, Iowa. This proved to be an A+ facility, which is our top grade. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top five percent of all facilities in the country. If you look below, you can see this facility's category ratings, which appear to be just as impressive as its overall grade.
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Mount Carmel Bluffs
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
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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 significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. We weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a grade of A+ for its long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.55072 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we assessed is short-term care. Adding to its impressive profile, this nursing home also excelled in this area. In fact, we gave it a grade of of A for that area. In calculating our short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
In our last category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. This completed a very strong report card. Our nursing score is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mount Carmel Bluffs Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mount Carmel Bluffs, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mount Carmel Bluffs, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often linked to lower quality nursing care. More supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mount Carmel Bluffs, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mount Carmel Bluffs, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mount Carmel Bluffs, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mount Carmel Bluffs, 4.67% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mount Carmel Bluffs, 93.67% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mount Carmel Bluffs, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mount Carmel Bluffs, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Mount Carmel Bluffs, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mount Carmel Bluffs, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.