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Patty Elwood Center

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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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21668 80th Street,
Cresco IA 52136

79.16% estimated occupancy 1

Patty Elwood Center is a very-small non-profit facility located in Cresco, Iowa. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. We really can not say enough great things about this place. If you look below, you can see this facility's category grades, which are also impressive.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

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. Nursing ratings are primarily based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving a patient even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also received an impressive long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this area. For patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 57.53425 percent of its residents. This is a few points less than we expected but still a decent figure. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last area we looked at was short-term care, where this nursing home received a B. This actually proved to be this facility's least impressive area. A facility could be doing a lot worse when their poorest score still is better than most facilities. In determining our short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Patty Elwood Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Patty Elwood Center, 4.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Patty Elwood Center, 2.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of long-term patients who have sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Patty Elwood Center, 8.22% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of long-term residents which have had urinary tract infections. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Patty Elwood Center, 55.07% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

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

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Patty Elwood Center, 30.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Patty Elwood Center, 1.52% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could indicate worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Patty Elwood Center, 75.83% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Patty Elwood Center, 41.86% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Patty Elwood Center, 42.56% of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Some believe that mobility is vital to patients well-being.


Grade: A-plus

In Patty Elwood Center, 0.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Patty Elwood Center, 42.56% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.