607 QUEEN STREET, FONDA, IA 50540 (712-288-4441)

CMS 5-Star Rating:

Data as of: November 01, 2018

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The Most Important Data about FONDA SPECIALTY CARE

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There is no indication of abuse occuring at FONDA SPECIALTY CARE. (CMS flags facilities where abuse has either happened or is very likely.)

CMS 5-Star Overall Rating: (4 out of 5):
(The national average overall star rating is 3 stars.)

Current Trend: Worsening

Total Nursing Hours Spent Per Resident Per Day: 3.23
(The national average is 3.76 )

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Below is everything shred of information that we can find about FONDA SPECIALTY CARE, along with our best effort to make sense of the data. Our purpose here is to help you to make good decisions when picking a nursing home and to keep you informed once you have chosen a home. We know from personal experience that choosing a nursing home is not something you do once and then you forget about it. In fact, it gets worse. Once you select a nursing home and get through the initial steps of figuring out how to pay for it, then the real worries start. Are they taking good care of me or my loved one? This is the question that will keep you up at night: Can I really trust these people? We wish we could answer this question, we can't. What he can do is churn through the tons of data and try and help you to make sense of it. We hope it helps.

General Data Card

These are the basic data points for the facility.

Data date: November 01, 2018

Address: 607 QUEEN STREET, FONDA, IA 50540

Phone: 712-288-4441

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Medicare Provider Number: 165312

Participating in Medicare Since: December 01, 1996

No. of Certified Beds: 46

No. of Residents: 42

Occupancy: 91.30 % (as of 09/10/2023 )

Amount fined in recent period: $0.00

Complaints filed: 0

Ratings History for FONDA SPECIALTY CARE

Review of FONDA SPECIALTY CARE Ratings and Inspection Scores

CMS regularly inspects every skilled nursing facility. (The timing is supposed to be annually, but since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, these inspections have not occured as frequently.) The results of the multi-day inspection is reduced to a series of scores which are then translated into the star ratings. The health inspection scores are an absolute value, so you can compare one facility's score directly to another. The Overall Star rating is based on the facility's performance as compared to other facilities in the same state, so you cannot easily compare one facility's Overall star rating to a facility in another state.


Overall Rating 4:
Health Inspection Rating 3:
Quality Rating 2:
Staffing Rating 4:

Inspection Scores

Cycle 1 Score (as of November 17, 2016) 32
Cycle 2 Score (as of December 22, 2015) 8
Cycle 3 Score NA
Weighted All Cycles Score 22

It has been 23 months since the most recent inspection.

What Goes Into the Nursing Home's 5-Star Rating

CMS has put a lot of effort into creating its very elaborate 5-Star Quality Rating System specifically to provide a quick way for residents and family members to easily understand how well a nursing home is performing and to make comparing nursing homes easier. The rating system allows people to easily compare facilities across numerous dimensions with the express purpose of identifying the best and best performing nursing homes. The rating system was initially developed in 2008 and the methodologies are regularly reviewed and updated.

The rating system has five separate ratings including:

  • Overall rating
  • Health Inspection rating
  • Staff rating
  • RN Staffing rating
  • Quality Measures rating

Nursing homes are rated from 1-star to 5-stars with 1-star being the best rating and 5-star being the best rating. For the Health Inspection Rating the nursing homes in each state are ranked based on their weighted three year inspection score. The top 10 percent of nursing homes (those with the lowest scores) are awarded a 5-star rating; the bottom 20 percent (those with the highest scores) are awarded a 1-star rating. In between 1-star and 5-star, the remaining homes are divided equally into three tranches which correspond with the stars 2 to 4. The staff ratings and quality measure ratings follow a similar process but the divisions are based on a national ranking. The division between star ratings is called the “cut-rate”. Cut-rates are redefined periodically and are published by CMS. See the latest cut rates on this table.

Calculating the Overall Star Rating is done differently. According to CMS, the reason for adopting a different system is to give the Health Inspection Rating higher weight in the Overall Rating. So, since there are FIVE ratings and FIVE stars for each rating, there must also be a FIVE step process to calculate the Overall Rating (so symetrical!) :

  1. Begin with the Health Inspection Rating
  2. Add one star to the Health Inspection Rating if the Staffing Rating is at least four-stars and is higher than the Health Inspection Rating. (We will call this the "Adjusted Rating".)
  3. Subtract one star from the Health Inspection Rating if the Staffing Rating is one-star.
  4. Add a star to the Adjusted Rating if the Quality Measure Rating is 5-stars.
  5. Subtract one star from the Adjusted Rating if the Quality Measure Rating is 1-star.

Throughout the calculation of the Overall Rating, the rating cannot exceed 5-stars. The Overall Rating is capped at 2-stars if the Health Inspection rating is 1-star. No Overall Rating is awarded if the nursing home does not have a Health Inspection Rating (This effectively means that a nursing home is not rated until the home has been operating for more than two years.)

Changes in a nursing homes star rating can be due to the results of a new health inspection report, the processing of new complaints, the aging of older complaints, a new inspection control survey, a revisit, or the resolution of disputes that change the scope and or severity of deficiencies.

Most Recent Nursing Home Inspections

CMS is required to inspect each senior nursing facility at least annually. These inspections take several days. Additional follow-up inspections as conducted as needed or for certain purposes. Inspections stopped for more than seven months in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. That stoppage has caused all inspections to be delayed as the inspectors continue to deal with a backlog. The table below shows the latest inspections for FONDA SPECIALTY CARE including health, fire, and inspection control inspections:

No Inspection Information is Available

Owner and Operator Information for FONDA SPECIALTY CARE

Our database of owners and operators shows all direct owners of the nursing nurse, any managers and directors, and the most adjacent indirect owners of the facility (that is, if the direct owner is company, then the owners of that company.) Lists of nursing home owners are available and you can search for nursing home owners and operators on our site.

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Analysis of Nursing Hours Spent Per Patient

CMS provides detailed information about how long nursing staff spends with residents. This data includes nursing subcategories of Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, and non-nursing Certified Nursing Assistants. More hours spend per patient should can indicate a better facility or it could indicate more complicated situations.

The nursing staff of FONDA SPECIALTY CARE spends LESS time on average with its residents than the state average and LESS time than the national average for total nursing homes spent per resident.

Type Facility State / National Avg
Registered Nurse (RN)
Hours 0.58 0.74 / 0.66
Case Mix NA 0.33 / 0.39
Adjusted 0.73 NA / NA
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Hours 0.51 0.58 / 0.89
Case Mix NA NA / NA
Adjusted 0.59 NA / NA
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
Hours 2.15 2.32 / 2.22
Case Mix NA NA / NA
Adjusted 2.43 NA / NA
Total Licensed Staff
Hours 1.08 1.32 / 1.55
Physical Therapist (PT)
Hours 0.08 0.04 / 0.07
Total Nursing Homes Spent per Resident on Average
Hours 3.23 3.65 / 3.76
Case Mix NA 2.95 / 3.17
Adjusted 3.73 NA / NA

Quality Measures

Quality measures are based both on patient survey information and on the results of actual claims that are filed with CMS. It is not clear what period is covered in the measures.

Desc. Perc. State Avg. / Comparison
Percentage of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission (qm521) 17.1% NA
Percentage of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit (qm522) 13.5% NA
Percentage of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged to the community (qm523) Not Available
Number of hospitalizations per 1000 long-stay resident days (qm551) 2.4% NA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased (qm401) 16.7% NA
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain (qm402) 8.5% NA
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers (qm403) 3.8% NA
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight (qm404) 6.5% NA
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder (qm405) 40.4% NA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder (qm406) 4.3% NA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection (qm407) 8.7% NA
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms (qm408) 1.6% NA
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained (qm409) 0.0% NA
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury (qm410) 2.9% NA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine (qm411) 97.2% NA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine (qm415) 99.3% NA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication (qm419) 69.4% NA
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain (qm424) 36.0% NA
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened (qm425) 2.5% NA
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine (qm426) 81.8% NA
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine (qm430) 80.0% NA
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication (qm434) 0.0% NA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened (qm451) 20.7% NA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication (qm452) 43.0% NA
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function (qm471) Not Available

FONDA SPECIALTY CARE Violations, Complaints and Fines

These are complaints and fines that are reported by CMS. Some of the data is not very recent, but we have decided to include it here so that you have as much information as possible.

Amount fined in recent period: $0.00, Complaints filed: 0

Deficiency Deficiency Date / Date Corrected
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
12-22-2015 / 01-21-2016
Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
12-22-2015 / 01-21-2016
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
11-17-2016 / 12-23-2016
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
11-17-2016 / 12-23-2016
Maintain 15 months of resident assessments in the resident's active clinical record.
11-17-2016 / 12-23-2016
Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions.
11-17-2016 / 12-23-2016
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
(Fire Safety)
11-23-2016 / 12-08-2016
Exits that are accessible at all times.
(Fire Safety)
11-23-2016 / 12-12-2016
Properly maintained smoke detectors.
(Fire Safety)
11-23-2016 / 12-23-2016
Portable fire extinguishers.
(Fire Safety)
11-23-2016 / 12-23-2016
Restrictions on the use of flammable curtains.
(Fire Safety)
11-23-2016 / 12-23-2016
Conduct risk assessment and an All-Hazards approach.
(Fire Safety)
12-18-2017 / 01-17-2018
Develop Emergency Preparedness policies and procedures.
(Fire Safety)
12-18-2017 / 01-17-2018
Develop a communication plan.
(Fire Safety)
12-18-2017 / 01-17-2018
Establish emergency prep training and testing.
(Fire Safety)
12-18-2017 / 01-17-2018
Have exits that are accessible at all times.
(Fire Safety)
12-18-2017 / 01-17-2018
Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
(Fire Safety)
12-18-2017 / 01-17-2018
Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
(Fire Safety)
12-18-2017 / 01-17-2018
Follow proper procedures when the automatic sprinkler systems was out of service for more than 10 hours.
(Fire Safety)
12-18-2017 / 01-17-2018
Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.
(Fire Safety)
12-18-2017 / 01-17-2018
Have posted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
(Fire Safety)
12-18-2017 / 01-17-2018
Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
(Fire Safety)
12-18-2017 / 01-17-2018
Have proper medical gas storage and administration areas.
(Fire Safety)
12-18-2017 / 01-17-2018
Notify the resident or the resident?s representative in writing how long the nursing home will hold the resident?s bed in cases of transfer to a hospital or therapeutic leave.
12-19-2017 / 12-20-2017
Coordinate assessments with the pre-admission screening and resident review program; and referring for services as needed.
12-19-2017 / 12-20-2017
Ensure residents do not lose the ability to perform activities of daily living unless there is a medical reason.
12-19-2017 / 12-20-2017
Provide appropriate care for a resident to maintain and/or improve range of motion (ROM), limited ROM and/or mobility, unless a decline is for a medical reason.
12-19-2017 / 12-20-2017
Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards.
12-19-2017 / 12-20-2017


Quite often skilled nursing facilities and hospitals work closely together to help patients recover or manage a terminal illness. Hospitals deals with acute care while nursing homes treat patients for a longer period of time. New residents at skilled nursing homes typically come from a hospital and nursing home residents may be readmitted to a hospital if their recovery does not proceed well. (Hospital readmission rates are closely monitored by CMS.) Consequently it is important that you consider which hospitals are near a nursing home which choosing one. Below is a list of hospitals near FONDA SPECIALTY CARE.

This information is based on the most recent Hospital data. Historical data is not available.

Hospital 5-Star Overall Rating
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SAC CITY, IA 50583
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Medical Professionals Associated with FONDA SPECIALTY CARE

These are the doctors who are affiliated with FONDA SPECIALTY CARE. The data is from the most recent period. Historical data is not available.

Detailed Analysis Pages:

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CMS Five Star Ratings and Quality Measures for FONDA SPECIALTY CARE

Five different rating results plus detailed inspection numbers and quality measures for FONDA SPECIALTY CARE.

Covid Infections at FONDA SPECIALTY CARE

This report is updated weekly and shows new and historical infection levels.

Nursing Hours Analysis for FONDA SPECIALTY CARE

How long a nurse spends with a resident can be an important factor in their recovery. This page shows the average nursing hours spent per resident for RNs, LPNs, CNAs, PTs and all licensed staff.

Ownership Details for FONDA SPECIALTY CARE

A list of all of the registered owners for FONDA SPECIALTY CARE. This includes direct and indirect owners and managers.

Noted Deficiencies for FONDA SPECIALTY CARE

A list of all of the deficiencies for the facility. This includes a description, type of deficiency, incident date and when the facility reports that the incident was corrected.

Comparison Ranking of Nearby Skilled Nursing Facilities

How does FONDA SPECIALTY CARE compare to other skilled nursing facilities? This list shows the competitive set within a 25 mile radius.

Best Nursing Homes in FONDA, IA

Homes that you should consider. A list ranking the best skilled nursing facilities in FONDA based on their weighted inspection score as of November 01, 2018.

Worst Nursing Homes in FONDA, IA

Homes that you avoid if possible. A list ranking the worst skilled nursing facilities in FONDA based on their weighted inspection score as of November 01, 2018.