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Hearthstone

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  • Independent Living
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  • Memory Care

Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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1742 Main Street,
Pella IA 50219

75.7% estimated occupancy 1

Hearthstone is a facility located in Pella, Iowa, a city with 13,939 people. This is a fine nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable score. Based on the data we reviewed, you can do much worse than this nursing home. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Pella, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Pella, Iowa Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Pella, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Pella, Iowa Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Pella, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Pella, Iowa Awards 2021

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a quality facility overall, this facility especially excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Not many facilities fared better in this category. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing rating analyzes several subcategories, however, the main consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's third highest area came in the area of long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. In the area of long-term care, we weigh the quantity of services provided by a nursing home, rather than more healthcare-oriented services. Once we assessed the amount of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinates 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next category we rated was short-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this area. This is a fair grade in this area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is more often than not a meaningful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 3.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Hearthstone Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Hearthstone, 10.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Hearthstone, 5.44% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Hearthstone, 3.6% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Hearthstone, 15.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Hearthstone, 15.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Hearthstone, 4.82% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may reveal worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Hearthstone, 96.09% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Hearthstone, 15.43% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Hearthstone, 23.3% of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Hearthstone, 0.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Hearthstone, 23.3% of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Hearthstone, 8% of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Hearthstone, 86.19% of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Pella Regional Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 1.04 miles away404 Jefferson Street Pella Iowa 50219Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 628-3150
  • Knoxville Hospital & ClinicsCritical Access Hospitals 12.83 miles away1002 South Lincoln Street Knoxville Iowa 50138Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 842-2151
  • Mahaska Health PartnershipCritical Access Hospitals 17.27 miles away1229 C Avenue East Oskaloosa Iowa 52577Government - Local(641) 672-3100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Pella Dialysis1.09 miles away1117 Hazel Street Pella Iowa 50219Dialysis Stations: 9 (641) 628-8826