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Ridgewood Specialty Care is one of Iowa’s top skilled nursing providers

Nursing homes are highly regulated and must adhere to hundreds of standards and regulations.  There is one nursing home locally that continues to provide a high level of care and service and meet every regulation.. In the most recent state inspection and survey (October 2018) administered by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Ridgewood Specialty Care received zero deficiencies.  There are 412 nursing facilities in Iowa. Generally, only 5 percent are found to be deficiency-free.

Ridgewood Specialty Care makes national honor roll

July, 2018 - Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa has been named to the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll to recognize its performance on the Nursing Home Compare long-stay quality measures. Nursing homes on the Nursing Home Quality Collaborative Honor Roll have achieved a quality measure composite score which is aligned with the top 10 percent of nursing homes in the U.S.

Ridgewood Specialty Care rated 5 stars

Throughout 2017, Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa has been ranked as a 5-star in “Quality Measures” for a skilled nursing facility by the federal government’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Skilled nursing facilities are rated quarterly based on health inspections, staffing and quality measures of 11 different physical and clinical measures of residents.

Ridgewood Specialty Care also received a rating of 4 out 5 in the U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Nursing Home Finder report in November, 2017.

Activity Director Amanda Konrad chosen for Care Initiatives’ Always Learn Award

Activity Director Amanda Konrad with Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa was awarded the Care Initiatives Always Learn Award at Care Initiatives annual award brunch Friday, Dec. 15 in West Des Moines.

Ridgewood Specialty Care receives top national rating

Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa received a rating of 4 out 5 in the U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Nursing Home Finder report released last month. The report uses existing federal nursing home rating information and federally reported health care data to come up with their own rating system. Criteria such as annual state survey results, medical quality measures, staffing levels and rehabilitation outcomes are all formulated to reach the rating. More than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities in the United States were reviewed.