STORY COUNTY HOSPITAL LONG TERM CARE

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Story County Hospital Long Term Care. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

STORY COUNTY HOSPITAL LONG TERM CARE
630 SIXTH STREET
NEVADA, IA 50201
(515) 382-2111

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

78%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 62
  • Certified Beds: 80

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Government - County
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • Located Inside of a Hospital Facility
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Rating Details For Story County Hospital Long Term Care

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours23 Minutes45 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours29 Minutes35 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 28 Minutes2 Hours and 21 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours52 Minutes1 Hour and 20 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 20 Minutes3 Hours and 41 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Iowa are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityIowa Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%93%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%94%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection8%9%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder12%6%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores5%8%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder82%44%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained1%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased5%13%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain1%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight9%6%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious5%16%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse5%10%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 12/13/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 10/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/28/2009
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 10/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/28/2009
Make Sure That a Working Call System is Available in Each Resident's Room or Bathroom and Bathing Area.
  • Inspection Date: 10/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/28/2009
Keep Safe, Clean and Homelike Surroundings.
  • Inspection Date: 12/13/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/31/2011

Mistreatment

Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Inspection Date: 11/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/12/2008

Pharmacy Service

1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 12/13/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/31/2011
Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 12/13/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/31/2011

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 11/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/12/2008
Develop/Implement Required Procedures for the Administration of Immunizations.
  • Inspection Date: 10/28/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/28/2009

Resident Assessment

Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 12/13/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/31/2011

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Story County Hospital Long Term Care, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Follow All Laws and Professional Standards.
  • Complaint Filed: 10/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/23/2009
Have Licensed, Certified, or Registered Staff to Give Needed Services.
  • Complaint Filed: 10/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/23/2009

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 11/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/12/2008
Keep Safe, Clean and Homelike Surroundings.
  • Complaint Filed: 02/11/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/05/2010

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Story County Hospital Long Term Care had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 12/13/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 11/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2008
Portable Fire Extinguishers.
  • Inspection Date: 11/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/24/2008
An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 11/03/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/24/2009

Building Construction

Approved Construction Type or Materials.
  • Inspection Date: 11/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/25/2008

Building Service Equipment

An Elevator That Firefighters Can Control in the Event of a Fire.
  • Inspection Date: 11/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/05/2008

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 11/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2008
Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 12/13/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/07/2011

Electrical

Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 11/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2008
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 11/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/25/2008
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 11/03/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/03/2009
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 12/13/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/14/2011

Fire Alarm Systems

A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 12/13/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/14/2011

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 11/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/01/2008

Illumination and Emergency Power

Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 11/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2008

Interior Finish

Fire-Resistant Interior Walls.
  • Inspection Date: 11/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2008

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

No-Smoking Signs Where Oxygen is Used.
  • Inspection Date: 11/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2008
Proper Medical Gas Storage and Administration Areas.
  • Inspection Date: 12/13/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/14/2011

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Smoke Barrier Doors That Can Resist Smoke for at Least 20 Minutes.
  • Inspection Date: 11/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2008
Smoke Barrier Doors That Can Resist Smoke for at Least 20 Minutes.
  • Inspection Date: 11/03/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/04/2009

Smoking Regulations

Posted "No-Smoking" Signs in Areas Where Smoking is Not Permitted or Did Not Provide Ashtrays Where Smoking Was Allowed.
  • Inspection Date: 11/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Inspections and Appeals of Iowa - Health Facilities Division - Retrieved 2011