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Touchstone Healthcare Community

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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1800 Indian Hills Drive,
Sioux City IA 51104

(712) 239-4582

44.08% estimated occupancy 1

Touchstone Healthcare Community is located in Sioux City, Iowa. This city has a total of 85,884 people. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of D, which is a relatively poor grade. If you are not happy with this facility's relatively poor overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are six other nursing homes in Sioux City. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong nursing rating. You can scroll down to find out about nursing and other category scores

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

While we were not very complementary of this facility's overall grade, it actually received an impressive grade of A- in the area of nursing. Nursing scores are mostly based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation 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 protocol of moving patients more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home's short-term care rating appears to be one of its more favorable features. The nursing home was given a B- in this area. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last item we assessed in this category is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that it fared respectably with 45.2 percent of its patients returning home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

This facility received a lowly F for its inspection score. For nursing homes with poor inspection grades, you should really scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This particular facility had one category G through L deficiency, which are among the more serious deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies uncovered by inspectors had the potential to cause actual harm to residents. Finally, we also want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was assessed significant government fines of over $100,000. This generally indicates that a facility's bad track record spanned several years.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Moving on to our fourth area, this facility did not perform very well in this area either. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in long-term care, this is about as bad as it gets. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is often a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the place is not as well-staffed. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We found that this nursing home vaccinated only 67.54386 percent of its patients, which is somewhat alarming. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.81 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Touchstone Healthcare Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This gauges the percentage of long-term residents that have sustained a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 4.84% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 94.37% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 11.28 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 79.5% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Sioux City, IA

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

Looking for more options? Sioux City, Iowa has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Lukes Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.37 miles away2720 Stone Park Boulevard Sioux City Iowa 51104Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 279-3500
  • Mercy Medical Center-Sioux CityAcute Care Hospitals 2.72 miles away801 5th St Sioux City Iowa 51101Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 279-2010

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Midwest Dialysis0.84 miles away4000 Indian Hills Dr Sioux City Iowa 51108CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (712) 239-4333
  • Siouxland Dialysis4.78 miles away2530 Glenn Ave. Sioux City Iowa 51106Dialysis Stations: 24 (712) 266-1000
  • Fresenius Medical Care Dakota Dunes, LLC5.92 miles away357 W Tower Rd North Sioux City South Dakota 57049Dialysis Stations: 5 (605) 232-1901
  • Sioux City Dialysis6.42 miles away5865 Sunnybrook Dr Sioux City Iowa 51106Dialysis Stations: 12 (712) 274-8068

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