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Rock Rapids Health Centre

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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703 South Union,
Rock Rapids IA 51246

Rock Rapids Health Centre is located in Rock Rapids, Iowa, a city with a total of 3,844 people. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B, which is a quality rating. This place definitely has plenty going for it. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card is its nursing score. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph

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Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

On top of performing well overall, this nursing home earned a very good nursing rating this year as well. We gave it one of our better scores in that category with a B+. There are a number of subcategories within this grade. Many of these datapoints are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning patients even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that area with a score of B+. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. It does not look like this nursing home submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

In addition, this nursing home also was given favorable long-term care scores in our assessment. In fact, we gave them one of our stronger grades in that area, with a score of B. For patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 84.745766 percent of its patients, which is slightly lower than we anticipated. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

Lastly, we looked at this nursing home's inspection grade This was not one of this nursing home's stronger areas. We gave it a C in this category. This isn't a terrible grade in this category. It simply wasn't as favorable as some of this facility's other category grades. We would argue that one of the most important factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 9 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Rock Rapids Health Centre Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Rock Rapids Health Centre, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Rock Rapids Health Centre, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Rock Rapids Health Centre, 1.75% of Patients had UTIs

This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Rock Rapids Health Centre, 19.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This gauges the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Rock Rapids Health Centre, 25.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Rock Rapids Health Centre, 5.56% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Rock Rapids Health Centre, 92.37% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Rock Rapids Health Centre, 21.57% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate decline of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Rock Rapids Health Centre, 27.66% of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels.


Grade: A-minus

In Rock Rapids Health Centre, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Rock Rapids Health Centre, 27.66% of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Hegg Memorial Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 16.34 miles away1202 21st Avenue Rock Valley Iowa 51247Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 476-8000
  • Sanford Luverne Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 17.19 miles away1600 N Kniss Avenue P O Box 1019 Luverne Minnesota 56156Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 283-2321