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Simpson Memorial Home

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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1000 North Miller Street,
West Liberty IA 52776

(319) 627-4775

52.3% estimated occupancy 1

Simpson Memorial Home is a small non-profit facility located in West Liberty, Iowa. This facility appears to be one of the higher-rated facilities we assessed. A score of this caliber requires high-end scores across the board. Based on our analysis, this place is just about as as good as it gets. As you will find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Other

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent short-term care score, with a grade of A-. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. This place performed as well as just about any nursing home in Iowa with 59.9 percent of its residents returning home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

The next category we assessed is long-term care. Adding to its first-rate profile, this facility also excelled in this category. In fact, we gave it a of A- in that category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Although we determined this facility had an impressive volume of nursing hours provided by aids and other nursing staff, we found its vaccination rate to be somewhat lower than we expected. It provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 83.96946 percent of its patients. This is a figure we would like to see this nursing home improve. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, we were pleased to find facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.55 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Switching gears to our last category, this nursing home was awarded a highly favorable nursing grade. Even though this is not quite as dominant as several of its other category grades, this remains one of our more favorable scores a facility can receive. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home offers extremely high levels of nursing care, averaging 4.1 hours per resident each day. This is more nursing care than nearly any other nursing home provides. Finally, this nursing home also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In terms of the percentage of its residents sustaining falls which lead to serious injury, this place performed better than the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Simpson Memorial Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Simpson Memorial Home, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who 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 minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Simpson Memorial Home, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents which experienced a fall resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Simpson Memorial Home, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Simpson Memorial Home, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Simpson Memorial Home, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Simpson Memorial Home, 4.84% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Simpson Memorial Home, 94.37% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Simpson Memorial Home, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Simpson Memorial Home, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Simpson Memorial Home, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Simpson Memorial Home, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Simpson Memorial Home, 11.28 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Simpson Memorial Home, 79.5% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Trinity MuscatineAcute Care Hospitals 14.58 miles away1518 Mulberry Avenue Muscatine Iowa 52761Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 264-9100
  • Mercy HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.09 miles away500 E Market Street Iowa City Iowa 52245Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 339-0300
  • University of Iowa Hospital & ClinicsAcute Care Hospitals 16.09 miles away200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City Iowa 52242Government - State(319) 356-1616

Nearby Dialysis

  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - Muscatine12.76 miles away3465 Mulberry Ave Muscatine Iowa 52761Dialysis Stations: 12 (563) 262-9303
  • Fmc - Muscatine14.43 miles away311 Parham St Muscatine Iowa 52761Dialysis Stations: 10 (563) 323-3300
  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics Dialysis16.14 miles away200 Hawkins Drive w336-4az Iowa City Iowa 52242Dialysis Stations: 20 (319) 356-3047

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