Sibley Specialty Care Passes State Survey with Zero Deficiencies

Sibley Specialty Care is pleased to announce it has received a “Deficiency Free” result on its annual survey in July 2018 by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. There are 412 nursing facilities in Iowa. Generally, only 5 percent are found to be deficiency-free. Sibley Specialty Care also recently received the AHCA Silver – Achievement in Quality Award and was named a “Best Nursing Home” by US News & World Report.

The annual survey, which is conducted over several days, covers over 500 quality, safety and performance issues such as medication management, proper skin care, assessment of resident’s needs, respect for residents rights and dignity, food service, environment and administration. The complete evaluation includes a tour of the facility, review of residents’ clinical records, and interviews with residents and family members about life and the care they are receiving.

With the increase in regulations, achieving the distinction of a “deficiency-free” rating is very prestigious. These surveys, and their subsequent ratings, are a useful tool for current and prospective residents, their families, and health care practitioners to make informed choices about the quality of a long-term care facility.

“At Sibley Specialty Care we focus on each individual resident and their family.  Our entire team takes great pride in the quality work we do,” says Administrator Jessica McDyer. “Our entire team earned this special designation. I could not be more proud.”