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Prairie Gate

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Updated Jun 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Jul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: B+Apr 22: A-May 22: A-Jun 22: A-Aug 22: B+Sep 22: B+Oct 22: BNov 22: BJan 23: BFeb 23: BMar 23: BApr 23: B+Jun 23: A-
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16 Valley View Drive,
Council Bluffs IA 51503

(712) 352-6600

Prairie Gate is a small non-profit facility in Council Bluffs, Iowa. With an A- overall grade, we rated this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. We simply can not say enough great things about this place. This facility was also given strong ratings in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related

Facility Inspections

Grade: A+

In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this facility also earned an A+ inspection score. This score is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can pay to a facility. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Nursing grades are mostly based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 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 generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The next area we graded was long-term care. This facility was awarded an impressive long-term care grade, with a B+ in this area. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the factors we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. It doesn't appear that this nursing home provided vaccination data. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next category we scored was short-term care. We awarded this facility one of our more favorable scores in this area, with a grade of B. Although this is not as favorable as several of its other scores, it is still a perfectly acceptable score. Short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. We were not able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. 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

Prairie Gate Quality Metrics

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Prairie Gate, 42.31% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Scores for Council Bluffs, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • 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 B-plus

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