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Touchstone Healthcare Community

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Updated Jun 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Touchstone Healthcare Community's website

1800 Indian Hills Drive,
Sioux City IA 51104

(712) 239-4582

Touchstone Healthcare Community is located in Sioux City, Iowa. Sporting an overall score of B-, this is likely a decent nursing home. The nursing homes in Sioux City received quality grades across the board with a city grade of a B. The best part of this facility's report card was is its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

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

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but it really excelled in nursing care, with an impressive grade of A- in this category. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses were with patients, in calculating our rating in this area. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving a resident at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category grades was in the area of short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a B. In computing these short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to create a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. It does not look like this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The third area we assessed was long-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B. It actually outpaced most facilities in this category. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 72.54902 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be a few points lower than we expected but still a respectable figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

In the last category of inspections, this ended up being this nursing home's weakest link. Inspection grades are based on a facility's recent inspection reports. We gave this nursing home a score of D in this category, which is not a very good grade. Since this data is collected by independent inspectors, we take it seriously. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed one category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more severe categories of deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies identified by the government inspectors had the potential to create actual harm to patients. Lastly, we want to draw your attention to the fact that this place was assessed significant government fines recently totaling more than $100,000. This usually signifies that a facility's poor performance spanned multiple years.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Touchstone Healthcare Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 2.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 3.92% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents who have sustained a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who have had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 35.88% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 17.69% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percent of long-term care patients who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 0.73% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 81.81% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 10.79% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 15.53% of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels.


Grade: A-plus

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Touchstone Healthcare Community, 15.53% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Scores for Sioux City, IA

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

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Nearby Hospitals

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  • 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