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Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

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Updated Aug 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center's website

1002 West Washington Avenue,
Polk City IA 50226

(515) 984-6511

58.38% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a small nursing home located in Polk City, Iowa. With a abysmal overall grade of F, this facility isn't high on our list. Based on our assessment, you would be better off to avoid of this facility. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Even though this nursing home's overall score was rock bottom, it didn't perform as poorly in the area of nursing. We awarded it a B- for this area. When determining a facility's nursing rating, we consider the amount of time nurses are caring for residents and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is not an impressive total. Finally, although this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of our quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this subcategory.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We were also surprised to find that this nursing home earned a decent short-term care rating in our assessment. We gave it a grade of B- in this area. In determining our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is more often than not a fair measure of the facility's rehabilitation. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Turning to the area of long-term care, this facility was awarded a grade of just D in this area. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care scores. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 94.33962 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

In our last area of inspections, this facility received an F here. Since this data is collected by government inspectors, we heavily weight poor results in this category. When a nursing home has this poor of an inspection grade, you should look for severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a threat to patient safety or health. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 4.48% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 94.58% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Polk City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.61 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.9 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.17 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.33 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Mary Greeley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.93 miles away1111 Duff Avenue Ames Iowa 50010Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 239-2011
  • Dallas County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.61 miles away610 Tenth Street Perry Iowa 50220Voluntary non-profit - Other(515) 465-3547

Nearby Dialysis

  • Ankeny Dialysis6.48 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis11.88 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Fmc - Mercy13.02 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • West Des Moines Dialysis13.02 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944
  • East Des Moines Dialysis13.13 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis13.36 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit13.94 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South17.84 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032