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The Gardens of Cedar Rapids

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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5710 Dean Road Sw,
Cedar Rapids IA 52404

(319) 632-1469

96% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, The Gardens of Cedar Rapids is one of nine available facilities in this city. This nursing home received an excellent grade of A- overall. This is higher than the city grade of A- in Cedar Rapids, which is also well above average. We flat out can't say enough good things about this place. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to faring well overall, this facility received a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, it received one of our best grades in this category with an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its strong assessment, this nursing home also was awarded an excellent short-term care score, with a score of A. In determining our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is more often than not a fair measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. When calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the amount of time nurses are seeing residents as well as the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The last category we rated is long-term care, in which this facility received a grade of C. This ended up being this nursing home's weakest category. This is still not the end of the world. Our long-term care grade focuses on a facility's personal care instead of the highly skilled therapy or medical services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. This nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Gardens of Cedar Rapids Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients that experienced a fall resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, 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 The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, 4.48% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, 94.58% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, 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. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus

Looking for more options? Cedar Rapids, Iowa has 8 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercy Medical Center - Cedar RapidsAcute Care Hospitals 5.32 miles away701 10th Street Se Cedar Rapids Iowa 52403Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 398-6011
  • St Lukes HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.36 miles away1026 a Ave Ne Cedar Rapids Iowa 52402Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 369-7211
  • Compass Memorial HealthcareCritical Access Hospitals 19.45 miles away300 W May St Marengo Iowa 52301Voluntary non-profit - Other(319) 642-5543

Nearby Dialysis

  • Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids5.23 miles away701 10th St Se Dialysis Unit Cedar Rapids Iowa 52403Dialysis Stations: 8 (319) 398-6432
  • Five Seasons Dialysis5.31 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 Plaza7.59 miles away5264 Council St Ne Suite 200 Cedar Rapids Iowa 52402Dialysis Stations: 33 (319) 398-6423
  • Cedar Rapids Dialysis7.88 miles away5945 Council St Ne Cedar Rapids Iowa 52402Dialysis Stations: 12 (319) 294-7088
  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - North Liberty16.41 miles away5 Lions Drive N Liberty Outreach Dialysis Unit North Liberty Iowa 52317Dialysis Stations: 12 (319) 467-7190
  • River Valley Dialysis19.38 miles away255 W Lucas St Marengo Iowa 52301Dialysis Stations: 6 (319) 642-8052