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St Francis Manor

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 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: ASep 20: AOct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+Aug 22: ASep 22: A
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St Francis Manor's website

2021 Fourth Avenue,
Grinnell IA 50112

(641) 236-7592

66.02% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Grinnell, Iowa, St Francis Manor is one of only three nursing homes in the city. This nursing home proved to be a grade A facility, which is a phenomenal grade. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top ten percent of all nursing homes nationally. If you scroll down, you can see this nursing home's category ratings, which appear to be just as impressive as its overall grade.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Catheter Care
  • Lymphedema Care

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Grinnell, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Grinnell, Iowa Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being an elite nursing home overall, this facility performed well in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Very few nursing homes fared as well in this category. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient 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

Contributing to its first-rate profile, this nursing home also received a strong long-term care grade, with a grade of A. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also performed well in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a score of A-. Very few facilities received a better grade in this category. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Turning to the next area, this facility was given a high-end nursing grade. In fact, we awarded it an A- in that area, rounding out a straight A profile. Nursing ratings are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving patients more often.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

St Francis Manor Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In St Francis Manor, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In St Francis Manor, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In St Francis Manor, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In St Francis Manor, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In St Francis Manor, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In St Francis Manor, 4.48% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In St Francis Manor, 94.58% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In St Francis Manor, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In St Francis Manor, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In St Francis Manor, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In St Francis Manor, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In St Francis Manor, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In St Francis Manor, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Grinnell Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.5 miles away210 Fourth Avenue Grinnell Iowa 50112Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 236-7511
  • Skiff Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.04 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Newton Iowa 50208Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 792-1273

Nearby Dialysis

  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - Grinnell0.96 miles away803 Broad St Grinnell Iowa 50112Dialysis Stations: 9 (641) 236-7419
  • Newton Dialysis18.24 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Suite 134 Newton Iowa 50208Dialysis Stations: 8 (641) 792-2600