St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll underwent its annual state survey from February 1-9 which resulted in a Deficiency Free Survey. When a facility receives a deficiency-free state survey, it means you or your loved one can expect the highest level of care in an optimum environment, which is important when choosing short term rehab or long term care. It means that, during a center’s most recent state inspection, surveyors found zero deficiencies in care, services, or the environment.
A survey had not been conducted at St. Anthony Nursing Home since April 2019, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The state average of deficiencies in 2019 were 6.5 deficiencies per facility. Receiving a deficiency-free rating as a result of the state’s rigorous examination is one of top indicators of excellence, and is the best score a long term care or assisted living facility can receive. It is a merit achieved by only a small number of providers. Generally, only 5 percent of the 340 nursing facilities in Iowa are found to be deficiency-free.
“This is a great accomplishment and testament to all of the great and hardworking staff that work at St. Anthony Nursing Home,” said Jerry Wordekemper, Director of St. Anthony Nursing Home. “Our services meet or exceed rigorous state and federal standards which is great comfort to our resident’s families.”
Inspections are conducted by Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division in accordance with strict guidelines administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Surveyors arrive unannounced and, over period of several days, observe care and procedures and check records for compliance to regulations on care, confidentiality, cleanliness, resident rights, and quality of services. The survey process also includes interviews with residents, residents’ family members, and center employees.
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