Located in Ruthven, Iowa, Ruthven Community Care Center is the lone option we found in the city. This facility received an overall grade of B, which is a very respectable rating. Based on our assessment, this nursing home has quite a bit going for it. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 46 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Other

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This facility received a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially wanted to emphasize its excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave them an A in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an A-. There are a variety of datapoints included in this category. Most of these criteria relate to levels of nurse staffing. This place offers 3.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, of which more than an hour of those were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly skilled levels of nurses. In computing our nursing ratings, we attach more significance to hours performed by registered or licensed nurses. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed better than average in this area. This is often a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: A-Apr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

This nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our higher grades in that category with a grade of B+. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. One reason for this place's strong grade in this area is it offers more care from registered nurses than the typical facility. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that it performed decently in this area, with 47.8 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: F
Historical

This nursing home's weakest category is long-term care, which is the last category we assessed. It received a lowly F in this category. In spite of a few strong scores in other areas, this score is still somewhat alarming so we felt obligated to make a note of it. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category likely don't provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities offer. One of the data points we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 92.68293 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 1.42 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Ruthven Community Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Provider
B+
5.8%
State
A-
5.18%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Provider
B
3.25%
State
B
3.66%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that suffered from UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.25%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.

Provider
D
20.72%
State
B
14.67%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
B-
23.76%
State
B+
18.32%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Provider
D
11.76%
State
B
4.28%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Provider
C
91.65%
State
B
95.15%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.

Provider
A-
10%
State
B
15.8%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
C
11.57%
State
B+
18.8%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
B+
1.49
State
B+
1.53
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A-
11.57
State
B-
18.8
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess short-term care.

Provider
A-
7.16
State
B
11.2
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.

Provider
A+
100%
State
A-
77.54%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Palo Alto County Hospital 9.99 mi
3201 1st Street Emmetsburg Iowa 50536
(712) 852-5500
Critical Access Hospitals
Government - Local
Spencer Municipal Hospital 12.93 mi
1200 1st Avenue East Spencer Iowa 51301
(712) 264-8300
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Avera Holy Family Hospital 19.78 mi
826 North 8th Street Estherville Iowa 51334
(712) 362-2631
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church

Nearby Dialysis

Warner Dialysis Center Spencer 14.24 mi
Dialysis Stations: 14
1721 W 18th St Spencer Iowa 51301
(712) 264-6464