Wapello Specialty Care Earns Deficiency Free Survey

Wapello Specialty Care has received a “Deficiency Free” result on its annual survey in December, 2017 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.

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” survey is very prestigious. It means Wapello Specialty Care meets or exceeds all state and federal standards. 

“Our residents, staff, families and the rehabilitation team work really well together to make this a safe and comfortable living community,” says Administrator Kristen Paris. “Our goal is to help people through health transitions and we think we do a great job of that and I am very proud of how our staff work as a team to provide the best care to our residents.”

Wapello Specialty Care is a 49-bed skilled nursing facility offering rehabilitation services, skilled nursing care, long term care and hospice care. Wapello Specialty Care is owned and operated by West Des Moines-based Care Initiatives, Iowa’s largest not-for-profit skilled nursing care and senior care provider. Care Initiatives and Care Initiatives Hospice operate 50 skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s/dementia, assisted living and hospice locations throughout Iowa. For more information about Care Initiatives or Wapello Specialty Care, call 319.523.2001 or visit careinitiatives.org.