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Address
1600 FIRST STREET EAST
INDEPENDENCE, IA, 50644
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (319) 334-6071

Number of Certified Beds: 59
Total Number of Residents: 35
Percent of Occupied Beds: 59%
Sprinkler Status: Fully Sprinklered
Program Participation: Medicaid
Type of Ownership: Government - County
Located Within a Hospital?: Yes
Multi Nursing Home Ownership?: No
Resident and Family Councils: Resident
Continuing Care Retirement Community?: No
Quality Indicator Survey?: No
Special Focus Facility?: No
Type: Nursing Facilities

Overall Star Rating: 4 Stars
Health Inspections Star Rating: 4 Stars
Nurse Staffing Star Rating: 4 Stars
Quality Measures Star Rating: 4 Stars
RN Only Star Rating: 5 Stars

Use of Medical Imaging

Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
This Nursing Home:

5.200%
Iowa:

8.069%
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were combination (double) scans.
This Nursing Home:

0.037%
State:

0.138%
Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time
Here:

0.600%
State:

1.519%

Staff Information

Number of Registered Nurses Hours Per Resident Per Day
Here:

0.670
State:

0.684
Number of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Hours Per Resident Per Day
This Nursing Home:

0.570
Iowa:

0.621
Total Number of Licensed Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day
Here:

1.240
Iowa:

1.298
Number of ,Certified Nurse Assistant Hours Per Resident Per Day
Here:

0.020
Iowa:

0.037
Number Therapy Hours Per Resident Per Day
This Nursing Home:

0.020
State:

0.043

Quality Measures

Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
This Nursing Home:

6.7%
Iowa:

6.7%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
This Nursing Home:

10.0%
Iowa:

8.4%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Here:

6.5%
Iowa:

7.5%
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
This Nursing Home:

9.7%
State:

3.9%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
This Nursing Home:

100.0%
Iowa:

98.0%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
This Nursing Home:

100.0%
State:

97.7%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
This Nursing Home:

16.1%
State:

21.0%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 65%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Nursing Home:

4%
State:

3%
Usually
This Nursing Home:

21%
Iowa:

17%
Always
This Nursing Home:

75%
Iowa:

80%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
Iowa:

3%
Usually
This Nursing Home:

11%
Iowa:

13%
Always
Here:

85%
Iowa:

84%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

4%
State:

6%
Usually
Here:

26%
Iowa:

25%
Always
Here:

70%
State:

69%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

6%
Iowa:

5%
Usually
This Nursing Home:

20%
State:

24%
Always
This Nursing Home:

74%
State:

71%

How often did staff explain about medicines before giving them to patients?

Sometimes or never
This Nursing Home:

17%
State:

15%
Usually
Here:

19%
State:

21%
Always
This Nursing Home:

64%
Iowa:

64%

How often were the patients' rooms and bathrooms kept clean?

Sometimes or never
Here:

7%
State:

6%
Usually
Here:

12%
State:

16%
Always
Here:

81%
State:

78%

How often was the area around patients' rooms kept quiet at night?

Sometimes or never
This Nursing Home:

9%
State:

7%
Usually
This Nursing Home:

34%
State:

30%
Always
This Nursing Home:

57%
State:

63%

Were patients given information about what to do during their recovery at home?

Yes
This Nursing Home:

77%
Iowa:

85%
No
This Nursing Home:

23%
Iowa:

15%

How do patients rate the hospital overall on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest)?

6 or lower
Here:

12%
Iowa:

6%
7 or 8
Here:

20%
State:

20%
9 or 10
Here:

68%
Iowa:

74%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Nursing Home:

6%
State:

3%
Yes, probably
Here:

23%
Iowa:

22%
Yes, definitely
Here:

71%
State:

75%

Process of Care

Heart Failure

Percent of patients who were given an evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Nursing Home:

88.0%
State:

96.9%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Nursing Home:

73.0%
Iowa:

90.2%

Pneumonia

Percent of Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After Arrival
Here:

100.0%
Iowa:

97.4%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Nursing Home:

97.0%
Iowa:

97.8%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

100.0%
Iowa:

93.4%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
Here:

86.0%
Iowa:

94.3%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
This Nursing Home:

12.8%
State:

12.0%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
Here:

13.1%
State:

12.0%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
This Nursing Home:

25.3%
Iowa:

23.7%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Nursing Home:

16.6%
State:

17.9%

Complaint Deficiency

Make sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Develop policies that prevent mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of residents or theft of resident property: Some (Potential for minimal harm)

Assist those residents who need total help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Walls or barriers that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions: Many (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility: Many (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators: Many (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes: Many (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility: Many (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly protected cooking facilities: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Walls or barriers that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Portable fire extinguishers: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

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