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St Francis Manor

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
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+
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St Francis Manor's website

2021 Fourth Avenue,
Grinnell IA 50112

(641) 236-7592

56.15% 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 an A+ rated facility, which is our top grade. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top five percentile of all nursing homes in the nation. If you scroll down, you can see this place's category grades, which appear to be just as impressive as its overall score.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

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

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection ratings are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it was awarded an A+ long-term care score. This is just about as elite as it gets in this category. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility also was given a top-shelf short-term care grade. This actually turned out to be its third most impressive category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. With our short-term care category, we strive to forge a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the final category, this nursing home also was given an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. This rounded out a very strong report card. Our nursing score consists of many data points, however, the most important one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

St Francis Manor Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In St Francis Manor, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In St Francis Manor, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In St Francis Manor, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that had a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

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

This figure measures the percent of long-term stay residents that are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In St Francis Manor, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In St Francis Manor, 4.77% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In St Francis Manor, 94.58% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In St Francis Manor, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In St Francis Manor, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In St Francis Manor, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In St Francis Manor, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In St Francis Manor, 11.44 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In St Francis Manor, 79.44% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.

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