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Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, IA

Buchanan County Health Center is a smaller-sized nursing home facility in Independence, Iowa (Buchanan county). The Nursing Home Site profile for Buchanan County Health Center includes: Visiting / Business Hours, Ratings, Activities, Comparisons, Directions, Surveys, and CMS Reviews.


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They have 39 beds and a daily average of 33.5 residents (which would leave,on average, 5 beds available). Buchanan County Health Center participates in Medicaid and are classified as a For profit - Partnership ownership. They offer residential councils. They are not located inside a hospital. They do not belong to a continuing care community.


Buchanan County Health Center received an overall rating from CMS of 5 stars compared to the IA average of 3.42 and a National average of 3.32. Ratings from residents, family members, and visitors to our site are available below. We encourage you to leave one of your own if you are familiar with their services. We also recommend giving them a call to address any additional senior and nursing care questions you may have after reviewing their Nursing Home Site profile.


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Due to COVID-19, many nursing homes have new procedures and changing (if any) visiting hours in place. As such we have temporarily removed any visiting hours we provide to avoid confusion. We advise calling Buchanan County Health Center to see what their current protocols for visiting and placement appointments are.

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Nursing Home:
Buchanan County Health Center
Business Name:
Legal Business Name Not Available
CMS ID:
16E050
Street Address:
1600 FIRST STREET EAST
City:
Independence
State:
Iowa
Zip Code:
50644
CMS Rating:
5 star overall rating
Sprinklers:
Yes
Participation:
Medicaid
Ownership:
For profit - Partnership
In a Hospital:
Yes
Councils:
Residential Councils
Special Focus:
Continuing Care:
No

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They are located at the following address: 1600 First Street East in Independence Iowa 50644.
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They can be reached by phone at (319) 334-6071.
Quality of care, CMS Ratings, Services, Staffing, and Top-rated Facilities can be viewed below.

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Medicaid participation for Buchanan County Health Center began on Oct 01, 1974.


Services Provided by Buchanan County Health Center include:
Blood Admin, Clinical Labs, Dental Care, Dietary, Housekeeping, Mental Health, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician, Physician Extender, Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Therapeutic Activities, Therapeutic Social Services, Therapeutic Qualified Activities, X-rays

Ownership Changes: 0
Medicaid ID: 0803171
Financial Year End: 06-30
CMS Regional Office: Kansas City
Area: Rural

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Buchanan County Health Center provides (per day, per resident) an average of:

Registered Nurse
44.4 minutes
LPN / LVN
39 minutes
CNA
186 minutes

Total Licensed Nursing Hours (Registered Nurses + Licensed Practical Nurses + Licensed Vocational Nurses) averages 1.39 hours per day per resident (the national average is 1.4 hours).


Additional Staffing can be viewed below. Each number represents a Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Employee of the type listed above it at Buchanan County Health Center. Read how FTE is defined.

Activities
0.8
Administration
1.14
CNAs
17.94
Dietitians
0.11
Food Service
15.76
Housekeeping
3.2
LPN / LVN
4.12
Nurse Admin
0.91
Nursing Director
1.14
Occ. Therapist
0.03
Pharmacist
0.11
Physical Therapist
0.03
Physician Ext.
0.09
PT Assistant
0.03
Qualified Activities
1.14
RNs
3.2
Social Services
0.46
Social Worker
0.11
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does their best to provide a fair assessment of every Nursing Home, but please note these ratings are a snapshot in time.

Star ratings are often best used for basic comparisons and when deciding which facilities to visit. However, nothing beats actually visiting the nursing home yourself when possible.

Overall Rating: 5 stars 5 star overall rating

Health Inspection Rating: 4 stars 4 star health inspection rating

Staff Rating: 5 stars 5 star nurse staffing rating

Quality Measures Rating: 2 stars 2 star quality measures rating

Registered Nurses Rating: 5 stars 5 star rn staff rating

Long Term Stay Rating: 2 stars 2 star rn staff rating

Short Term Stay Rating: stars  star rn staff rating


Ratings are out of 5 with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst.

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Buchanan County Health Center in INDEPENDENCE, Iowa has 39 beds compared to the Iowa average of 69.02 and a National average of 106.16.

As of the last update they had a daily average of 33.5 residents compared to the IA average of 49.91 and a National average of 86.4.

This results in a 85.9% daily average occupancy rate compared to the Iowa average of 72.31% and a national average of 81.38%.


Buchanan County Health Center's star ratings compare as follows:

  1. Overall Rating:
    5 stars compared to the IA average of 3.42 and a National average of 3.32.
  2. Health Inspection Rating:
    4 stars compared to the IA average of 2.82 and a National average of 2.77.
  3. Staffing Rating:
    5 stars compared to the IA average of 3.57 and a National average of 3.14.
  4. Quality Measures Rating:
    2 stars compared to the IA average of 3.68 and a National average of 3.62.
  5. RN Only Rating:
    5 stars compared to the IA average of 3.7 and a National average of 3.15.
  6. Long Term Stay Rating:
    2 stars compared to the IA average of 3.37 and a National average of 3.33.
  7. Short Term Stay Rating:
    2 stars compared to the IA average of 2.97 and a National average of 3.12.

Averaging the available ratings gives an aggregate star rating of 3.83 for Buchanan County Health Center versus the IA average of 3.36 and a national average of 3.20.

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Inspection Magnifying Glass Icon Visual / Graphical Comparisons for Buchanan County Health Center
Number of Residents:
BUCHANAN COUNTY HEALTH CENTER 33.5 vs. IA 49.91 vs. National 86.40
Number of Beds:
BUCHANAN COUNTY HEALTH CENTER 39 vs. IA 69.02 vs. National 106.16
Aggregate Ratings Comparison:
BUCHANAN COUNTY HEALTH CENTER 3.83 vs. IA 3.3614285714286 vs. National 3.20
CMS Overall Rating:
BUCHANAN COUNTY HEALTH CENTER 5 vs. IA 3.42 vs. National 3.32
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Buchanan County Health Center
1600 First St East
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 332-0999
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