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Qhc Mitchellville

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Updated Jan 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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114 Carter Street Sw,
Mitchellville IA 50169

(515) 967-3726

18.92% estimated occupancy 1

Qhc Mitchellville is a small facility located in Mitchellville, Iowa. This facility received an overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. This was not the worse nursing home we looked at, but we'd still struggle to recommend it. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category grades. We discuss short-term care in the next section.

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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

  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Although we did not give this facility a good overall score, we actually gave it a strong score in the category of short-term care, where it received a B+. Our short-term care grades are presumably more important for individuals in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. It does not look like this facility provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

We also gave this facility a strong grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. This is better than most nursing homes in this category. Nursing grades are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a patient even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Sadly, this nursing home's third best category was long-term care. Nevertheless, with a grade of D in this category, it still fared relatively badly. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 98.71795 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility also keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

In our last category of inspections, this facility received an F here. Since this data is collected by government inspectors, we heavily weight poor results in this area. For nursing homes that received this bad of an inspection grade, we would scrutinize the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This nursing home had 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was assessed large government fines in recent years amounting to more than $100,000. This typically suggests that a facility's bad performance spanned more than one year.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Qhc Mitchellville Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Qhc Mitchellville, 11.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Qhc Mitchellville, 3.85% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Qhc Mitchellville, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of long-term care residents which have suffered from UTI's. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Qhc Mitchellville, 12.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Qhc Mitchellville, 41.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Qhc Mitchellville, 5.71% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could reveal a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Qhc Mitchellville, 98.53% of Patients

This datapoint 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 nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Qhc Mitchellville, 32.39% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Qhc Mitchellville, 39.21% of Residents

This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.


Grade: C

In Qhc Mitchellville, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Qhc Mitchellville, 39.21% of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.67 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.42 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.91 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.98 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Skiff Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.15 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Newton Iowa 50208Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 792-1273

Nearby Dialysis

  • East Des Moines Dialysis13.5 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Ankeny Dialysis13.85 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174
  • Fmc - Mercy14 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit14.39 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis15.09 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Newton Dialysis15.95 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Suite 134 Newton Iowa 50208Dialysis Stations: 8 (641) 792-2600
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South16.71 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis18.98 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303