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Grinnell Health Care Center

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Updated Jan 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Grinnell Health Care Center's website

415 W Sixth Avenue,
Grinnell IA 50112

(641) 236-6511

39.16% estimated occupancy 1

Grinnell Health Care Center is a small nursing home in Grinnell, Iowa. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires respectable marks in most areas. Based on our ratings, you can do much worse than this facility. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this place also earned first-rate inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our higher grades in this category, with a grade of A. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

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. Nursing scores are largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving a resident even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, this nursing home also was awarded favorable short-term care grades this year. Indeed, we awarded them one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of B. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is generally a fair measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. We were not able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This facility's worst area is long-term care, which is the final area we scored. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this category. Even with some impressive scores in other categories, this grade is still a bit alarming so we felt obligated to make a note of it. When facilities receive this type of score in long-term care it is a bad sign for resident care and it may mean that the nursing home is not as well-staffed. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to a relatively low 55.555553 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Grinnell Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Grinnell Health Care Center, 10.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Grinnell Health Care Center, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that have sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Grinnell Health Care Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who have had UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Grinnell Health Care Center, 55.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Grinnell Health Care Center, 62.37% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Grinnell Health Care Center, 1.27% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Grinnell Health Care Center, 73.72% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Grinnell Health Care Center, 22.47% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of deterioration of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Grinnell Health Care Center, 16.42% of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Grinnell Health Care Center, 16.42% of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Nearby Hospitals

  • Grinnell Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.41 miles away210 Fourth Avenue Grinnell Iowa 50112Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 236-7511
  • Skiff Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.24 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Newton Iowa 50208Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 792-1273

Nearby Dialysis

  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - Grinnell0.96 miles away803 Broad St Grinnell Iowa 50112Dialysis Stations: 9 (641) 236-7419
  • Newton Dialysis16.44 miles away204 N 4th Ave E Suite 134 Newton Iowa 50208Dialysis Stations: 8 (641) 792-2600