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Solon Nursing Care Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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523 East Fifth Street,
Solon IA 52333

(319) 624-3492

68.95% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Solon, Iowa, Solon Nursing Care Center is the lone nursing home we found in the area. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some decent marks. This nursing home seems to have a few things going for it. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is short-term care, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: B-plus

We want to point out that this facility's short-term care grade outpaced its overall score. This nursing home received a B+ in this category, which is a strong grade. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This proved to be a real strength for this facility. This place outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the nation in this area with 62.3 percent of its patients returning home. This is a far better rate than most facilities.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

This facility actually received a solid government inspection report this year as well, with few major dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it earned one of our better grades in that category with a B-. Our inspection scores are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. The nursing grade analyzes several datapoints, most of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Lastly, our nursing grades also consider some quality-focused statistics. We like to look at the percentage of residents who suffered pressure ulcers and major falls. These metrics are measures of the quality of nursing care, since superior care tends to reduce these issues.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This facility's least impressive category is long-term care, which is the last area we analyzed. Sadly, it received an F in this category. In spite of a few solid grades in other areas, this grade is nevertheless concerning so we would like to to make sure you are aware. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is a bad sign for resident care and it may mean that the facility is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. After we finished assessing the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated just 82.47863 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.61 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Solon Nursing Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Solon Nursing Care Center, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Solon Nursing Care Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Solon Nursing Care Center, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Solon Nursing Care Center, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Solon Nursing Care Center, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Solon Nursing Care Center, 4.84% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Solon Nursing Care Center, 94.37% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Solon Nursing Care Center, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Solon Nursing Care Center, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Solon Nursing Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Solon Nursing Care Center, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Solon Nursing Care Center, 11.28 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Solon Nursing Care Center, 79.5% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercy HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.8 miles away500 E Market Street Iowa City Iowa 52245Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 339-0300
  • University of Iowa Hospital & ClinicsAcute Care Hospitals 10.25 miles away200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City Iowa 52242Government - State(319) 356-1616
  • Mercy Medical Center - Cedar RapidsAcute Care Hospitals 14.86 miles away701 10th Street Se Cedar Rapids Iowa 52403Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 398-6011
  • St Lukes HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.37 miles away1026 a Ave Ne Cedar Rapids Iowa 52402Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 369-7211

Nearby Dialysis

  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - North Liberty7.78 miles away5 Lions Drive N Liberty Outreach Dialysis Unit North Liberty Iowa 52317Dialysis Stations: 12 (319) 467-7190
  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics Dialysis10.17 miles away200 Hawkins Drive w336-4az Iowa City Iowa 52242Dialysis Stations: 20 (319) 356-3047
  • Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids14.93 miles away701 10th St Se Dialysis Unit Cedar Rapids Iowa 52403Dialysis Stations: 8 (319) 398-6432
  • Five Seasons Dialysis15.09 miles away1002 4th Avenue Se, Suite A Cedar Rapids Iowa 52403CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (319) 363-1538
  • Mercy Medical Center Dialysis - Mercy Plaza17.98 miles away5264 Council St Ne Suite 200 Cedar Rapids Iowa 52402Dialysis Stations: 33 (319) 398-6423
  • Cedar Rapids Dialysis18.45 miles away5945 Council St Ne Cedar Rapids Iowa 52402Dialysis Stations: 12 (319) 294-7088

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