Qhc Fort Dodge Villa is an average-sized facility located in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Featuring an overall grade of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel nursing home. If you are not happy with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Fort Dodge. The city has just three other nursing homes. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is nursing, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Qhc Fort Dodge Villa
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2721 10th Avenue North,
Fort Dodge IA 50501
62.71% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this nursing home an abysmal overall score, we awarded it a C for our nursing rating. Our nursing rating weighs a handful of datapoints, but the primary consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed a few nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these datapoints. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed well in this statistic.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second most favorable category is long-term care, but it nevertheless received a grade of just D in that category. This still happens to be a relatively poor grade. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 94.05595 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Although it had 1.79 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was not bad since it had some more complicated patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home only earned a grade of D for its short-term care grade, which is not one of our better scores. Our short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. With a score this poor in this area, we weren't surprised to learn that this place was below average in several staffing areas we assess. It offered significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. This facility did not fare well here either. We found that just 48.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
In our final area of inspections, this facility received an F in this area. Since this information is compiled by government inspectors, we heavily weight poor results in this category. You should pay special attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection score. We suggest you pay close attention to the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home was assessed 8 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a risk to resident health or safety. Lastly, we would like to point out that this place was assessed significant government fines in recent years of over $100,000. This usually means that a facility's bad performance spanned more than one year.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Qhc Fort Dodge Villa Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Qhc Fort Dodge Villa, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Qhc Fort Dodge Villa, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Qhc Fort Dodge Villa, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Qhc Fort Dodge Villa, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Qhc Fort Dodge Villa, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Qhc Fort Dodge Villa, 4.84% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Qhc Fort Dodge Villa, 94.37% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Qhc Fort Dodge Villa, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Qhc Fort Dodge Villa, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to residents' health.
In Qhc Fort Dodge Villa, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Qhc Fort Dodge Villa, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Qhc Fort Dodge Villa, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Qhc Fort Dodge Villa, 79.5% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Fort Dodge, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
Looking for more options? Fort Dodge, Iowa has 3 other nursing homes
- Trinity Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.38 miles away802 Kenyon Rd Fort Dodge Iowa 50501Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 573-3101
- Humboldt County Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 15.35 miles away1000 North 15th Street Humboldt Iowa 50548Voluntary non-profit - Other(515) 332-4200
- Van Diest Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 18.16 miles away2350 Hospital Drive Webster City Iowa 50595Government - Local(515) 832-9400
- Renal Center of Fort Dodge LLC1.39 miles away2520 9th Ave South Fort Dodge Iowa 50501Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 574-6200