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Oakwood Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Oakwood Care Center's website

400 Highway 18 West,
Clear Lake IA 50428

(641) 357-5244

64.44% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Clear Lake, Iowa, Oakwood Care Center is the lone nursing home we were able to find in the city. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the nation. In our view, this place is a no brainer for just about anybody. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Colostomy Care
  • Lymphedema Care

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of receiving a great overall grade, this facility received an A+ inspection grade. This grade is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. Our inspection scores are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its dominant resume, this facility also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in the area. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 98.95288 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. The nursing rating features many subcategories. The most important factor is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we looked at was short-term care, in which this facility received a grade of B-. This proved to be this facility's weakest area. This is still not the end of the world. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This area is often a useful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. We weren't able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Oakwood Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Oakwood Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffered from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Oakwood Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of long-term patients that suffered falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Oakwood Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Oakwood Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Oakwood Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Oakwood Care Center, 4.48% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Oakwood Care Center, 94.58% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Oakwood Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

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 that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Oakwood Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Oakwood Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Oakwood Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Oakwood Care Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Oakwood Care Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercy Medical Center-North IowaAcute Care Hospitals 8.87 miles away1000 Fourth Street Sw Mason City Iowa 50401Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 428-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Mason City6.43 miles away910 N Eisenhower Ave Mason City Iowa 50401Dialysis Stations: 21 (641) 423-6015