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Nelson Manor

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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1500 First Avenue East,
Newton IA 50208

(641) 792-1443

42.77% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Nelson Manor has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Nelson Manor is in Newton, Iowa. This city has a total of 20,417 people. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. The facilities in Newton received quality grades across the board with a city grade of a B. The best part of this place's profile was its stellar nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

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

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

The main thing propping up this facility's profile is its elite nursing grade. We gave this facility a grade of A+ in that category. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility also was awarded an impressive short-term care score. As a matter of fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ in this category, which is one of our more favorable scores. Our short-term care grade is often used to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This facilities third best area was long-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This is essentially a middle of the pack score in this category. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit alarmed this nursing home administered the vaccine to only 82.8125 percent of its residents. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

The last category we assessed is inspections. We were surprised to find that this facility received such a poor inspection rating. We gave it a grade of just just D in this category. This grade is not on par with some of this nursing home's other category grades. Inspection ratings relate to a facility's inspections. Since this information is collected by independent inspectors, we weight it pretty heavily. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. Generally, you should be most cautious when considering a facility that has severe deficiencies on its inspection reports. This particular facility had 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, we would like to point out that this nursing home received large government fines in recent years of more than $100,000. This generally indicates that a nursing home's poor performance has been an issue for several years.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Nelson Manor Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Nelson Manor, 2.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Nelson Manor, 3.13% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who sustained a fall resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Nelson Manor, 1.56% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Nelson Manor, 31.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used to treat a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Nelson Manor, 27.66% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Nelson Manor, 1.72% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Nelson Manor, 91.41% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Nelson Manor, 23.91% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Nelson Manor, 24.77% of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.


Grade: B-plus

In Nelson Manor, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Nelson Manor, 24.77% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Scores for Newton, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Newton, Iowa has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Skiff Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.94 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Newton Iowa 50208Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 792-1273
  • Grinnell Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.71 miles away210 Fourth Avenue Grinnell Iowa 50112Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 236-7511

Nearby Dialysis

  • Newton Dialysis1.14 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Suite 134 Newton Iowa 50208Dialysis Stations: 8 (641) 792-2600
  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - Grinnell16.22 miles away803 Broad St Grinnell Iowa 50112Dialysis Stations: 9 (641) 236-7419