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About Ridgewood Specialty Care

General Information

Legal Business NameCare Initiatives Inc
Ownership TypeNon Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJuly 1, 1994 (22 years)
Capacity70
Residents53
Percent Occupied76%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Ridgewood Specialty Care

Ridgewood Specialty Care
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 4 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
Overall Rating
Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
Staff Rating
RN Staff Rating

Overall Ratings of Iowa Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

Compare The Number of Problems

Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

September 16, 2015 - 15 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWeekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAutomatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSpecial areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionPosted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.

September 10, 2015 - 15 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure 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.

August 4, 2015 - 16 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.

September 26, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly protected cooking facilities.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionEmergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSpecial areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionApproved construction type or materials.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.

September 25, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionMake sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Ridgewood Specialty Care require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

1hr 55min
2hr 35min
ReportedExpected
CNA
20min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
45min
50min
ReportedExpected
RN
2hr 60min
4hr
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 10min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
97.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
95.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
-
-
-
39.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
12.5%
8.5%
2.2%
17.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
24.4%
22.2%
15.9%
16.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
0.0%
0.0%
5.0%
8.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
5.9%
8.3%
10.4%
6.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Lose Too Much Weight
2.2%
4.4%
6.8%
3.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
5.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Have Depressive Symptoms
3.9%
0.0%
4.2%
6.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
With a Urinary Tract Infection
2.0%
2.0%
0.0%
3.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
1.9%
0.0%
2.0%
4.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
86.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
100.0%
97.1%
97.1%
84.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
10.3%
10.3%
10.0%
17.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
3.6%
3.8%
4.5%
1.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
1.7%
4.5%
0.0%
1.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened