Ruthven Community Care Center is a senior living facility located in Ruthven, Iowa, a city with 1,310 people. With an overall score of C, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. You can definitely do worse than this facility. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
Ruthven Community Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
2701 Mitchell Street Box 0,
Ruthven IA 51358
80.65% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's better category scores was in the area of short-term care. This turned out to be its second most respectable category. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B-. Our short-term care grade is generally used to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average facility. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
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Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a score of D. Our nursing rating is mostly associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This place performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst area is long-term care, which is the final category we analyzed. It received an F for this category. In spite of some solid grades in other areas, this grade is still concerning so we felt obligated to make a note of it. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the data points we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 94.957985 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ruthven Community Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ruthven Community Care Center, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ruthven Community Care Center, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ruthven Community Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint can be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ruthven Community Care Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ruthven Community Care Center, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ruthven Community Care Center, 4.67% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ruthven Community Care Center, 93.67% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ruthven Community Care Center, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ruthven Community Care Center, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Ruthven Community Care Center, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ruthven Community Care Center, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ruthven Community Care Center, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ruthven Community Care Center, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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