Analysis Report of Nursing Homes in Iowa

Key metrics for nursing homes in Iowa including number and beds, staffing levels, occupancy, newest facilities, and more. Updated weekly.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Iowa- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on June 30, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Iowa has a total of 405 active skilled nursing facilities with 25,763 total beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 3,200,517, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 124.23 persons in Iowa. There were 19,332 residents as June 30, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 75.04 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Iowa has added 189 new beds and lost 817 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Iowa and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.73 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.35 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.58 0.87
All Staff 3.67 3.78

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Iowa:

COVID-19 Infections in Iowa Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Iowa there were a total of 31 new cases and 31 new deaths among residents for the week ending June 30, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Iowa

Iowa added 3 new skilled nursing facilities and 189 beds over the past year. Below is list of the new facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
St Anthony Nursing Home 79
Southeast Iowa Healthcare Center 55
Hallmar Village 55

Iowa lost 13 skilled nursing facilities and 817 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Touchstone Healthcare Community 125
Mercyone Oelwein Senior Care 39
Rock Rapids Health Centre 44
Aspire of Primghar 40
Danville Care Center 40
Pleasant View Home 41
Pocahontas Manor 60
Countryside Health Care Center 101
Monroe Care Center 60
Accura Healthcare of Manning LLC 46
St Anthony Nursing Home 79
Greene County Medical Center 85
Southeast Iowa Healthcare Center 57

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Iowa Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Iowa. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Iowa

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Iowa based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Northgate Care Center
960 4TH STREET NW
WAUKON, IA
0.00
Westview of Indianola Care Center
1900 WEST THIRD PLACE
INDIANOLA, IA
0.00
Brooklyn Community Estates
406 NORTH STREET
BROOKLYN, IA
0.00
On With Life
715 SW ANKENY ROAD
ANKENY, IA
0.00
Rockwell Community Nursing Hom
707 ELM STREET
ROCKWELL, IA
0.00
Emmetsburg Care Center
2405 21ST STREET
EMMETSBURG, IA
0.00
Westview Care Center
445 EIGHTH AVENUE SW
BRITT, IA
0.00
Sunrise Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
706 WEST CENTRAL AVENUE
WINFIELD, IA
0.67
Green Hills Health Care Center
2200 HAMILTON DRIVE
AMES, IA
1.33
Mayflower Home
616 BROAD STREET
GRINNELL, IA
1.33

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Iowa based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Pine Acres Rehabilitation and Care Center
1501 OFFICE PARK ROAD
WEST DES MOINES, IA
769.50
/
Harmony West Des Moines
5010 GRAND RIDGE DRIVE
WEST DES MOINES, IA
571.50
Genesis Senior Living
5608 SW 9TH STREET
DES MOINES, IA
481.33
Aspire of Gowrie
1808 MAIN STREET
GOWRIE, IA
465.33
Rating Not Available
Via of Des Moines
4911 SW 19TH STREET
DES MOINES, IA
412.67
/
Westwood Specialty Care
4201 FIELDCREST DRIVE
SIOUX CITY, IA
381.00
Ivy at Davenport
800 EAST RUSHOLME STREET
DAVENPORT, IA
361.67
Correctionville Specialty Care
1116 EAST HIGHWAY 20
CORRECTIONVILLE, IA
358.67
/
Dunlap Specialty Care
1403 HARRISON ROAD
DUNLAP, IA
323.50
/
Embassy Rehab and Care Center
206 PORT NEAL ROAD
SERGEANT BLUFF, IA
308.50
/

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Skilled Nursing Homes in Iowa Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Iowa nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Iowa performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 8.30 Lower
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 5.60 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 7.80 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 6.00 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 6.10 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 5.20 Higher
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 50.10 Lower
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.35 Higher
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.58 Lower
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.73 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.32 Lower
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.67 Lower
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.19 Lower
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.50 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.04 Lower
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 53.80 Higher
Registered Nurse Turnover 50.20 Higher
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.70 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.30 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.91 Lower
Number Of Fines 2.10 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 30,240.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 16.44 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 4.95 Lower
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 46.93 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 2.02 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 2.82 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 4.63 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.13 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 3.77 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 94.02 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 18.32 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 85.15 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 2.25 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 18.34 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 19.49 Lower
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 5.87 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 95.12 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 79.15 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 72.84 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 21.41 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 13.07 Higher
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.63 Lower
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.35 Higher

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