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Rowley Memorial Masonic Home

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Updated Nov 1, 2020 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: FSep 20: FOct 20: F
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Rowley Memorial Masonic Home's website

3000 East Willis Avenue,
Perry IA 50220

(515) 465-5316

62.63% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Rowley Memorial Masonic Home has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Note: Rowley Memorial Masonic Home has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Rowley Memorial Masonic Home is a facility in Perry, Iowa. The city has 9,020 people. This facility was given an overall grade of F. This nursing home is about as bad as it gets. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Other
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Catheter Care

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable nursing grade this year. We gave it a grade of B- in that category. The nursing rating considers a variety of subcategories. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Finally, our nursing ratings also consider quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home also didn't perform terribly in the category of short-term care. Indeed, we awarded it a grade of B- for that area, which happens to be among its better scores. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most critical for individuals in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The third category we looked at is long-term care, in which this facility received an F. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated 80.985916 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be quite a few points lower than what we were hoping for. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

In our last category of inspections, this nursing home received an F here. For places that received this bad of an inspection grade, we recommend scrutinizing any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This facility was assessed one category J or K deficiency, which rank among the worst deficiencies. We are also concerned by the fact that this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Rowley Memorial Masonic Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Rowley Memorial Masonic Home, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who developed pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Rowley Memorial Masonic Home, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Rowley Memorial Masonic Home, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. However, this statistic could be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Rowley Memorial Masonic Home, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Rowley Memorial Masonic Home, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Rowley Memorial Masonic Home, 4.77% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Rowley Memorial Masonic Home, 94.58% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Rowley Memorial Masonic Home, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Rowley Memorial Masonic Home, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: B

In Rowley Memorial Masonic Home, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Rowley Memorial Masonic Home, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Rowley Memorial Masonic Home, 11.44 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Dallas County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1 miles away610 Tenth Street Perry Iowa 50220Voluntary non-profit - Other(515) 465-3547
  • Boone County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.18 miles away1015 Union Street Boone Iowa 50036Government - Local(515) 432-3140

Nearby Dialysis

  • Perry Dialysis0.97 miles away610 10th St Perry Iowa 50220Dialysis Stations: 8 (515) 465-2657