Stonehill Care Center is a nursing home in Dubuque, Iowa, which has a population of 71,168 people. This nursing home is an A+ facility, which is the top score we offer. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 50 facilities in Iowa. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar profile is its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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Stonehill Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Lymphedema Care
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Best Nursing Home in Dubuque, Iowa Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its dominant resume, this nursing home also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, it received a grade of A in that category. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.815834 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Compounding its fine resume, this nursing home also was given a dominant short-term care grade, with a grade of A. In forming our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Moving on to the final category, this nursing home was awarded an extremely favorable nursing grade. We awarded it a grade of A- in this category, giving this facility straight A's. The nursing score assesses many factors, but the most important one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Stonehill Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Stonehill Care Center, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Stonehill Care Center, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients which sustained falls which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Stonehill Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Stonehill Care Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Stonehill Care Center, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Stonehill Care Center, 4.67% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Stonehill Care Center, 93.67% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Stonehill Care Center, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Stonehill Care Center, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
In Stonehill Care Center, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Stonehill Care Center, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Stonehill Care Center, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Stonehill Care Center, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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