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Willow Gardens Care Center
(866) 870-8878
455 31 St St
Marion, IA
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  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Willow Gardens Care Center
455 31ST ST
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01/07/2015 An Interested Visitor Writes: Willow Gardens is short on staff and has been cited by the State of Iowa heath dept for infection control and fined over 35k for lapse of care resulting in 1 death and 1 other hospitalization .... this can be verified by an article in the Des Moines Register entitled Dying Mans Plea's Ignored , Willow Gardens Administrator Denied responsibility, but paid fines without contest.

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    11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Willow Gardens Care Center is an average sized, not for profit, nursing home with 91 beds based in Marion, IA. At last check, the facility had 75 residents indicating that it is 82% occupied which is about average within the state of Iowa. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
    This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Willow Gardens Care Center, was 2 stars, which is a lower rating than 66% of nursing homes in Iowa. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 3 stars to 2 stars.
    We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Willow Gardens Care Center with other senior care providers in Iowa. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is higher than average. The most recent health inspection was on 02/03/2012.
    To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

    Description of Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion, IA

    Number of Beds : 91

    Willow Gardens Care Center, located in Marion, Iowa provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Willow Gardens Care Center has received 3 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 2 stars. Willow Gardens Care Center has a very good hospital, St Lukes Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 88 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Willow Gardens Care Center's nearest hospital is 5 miles away. The zipcode (52302) in Iowa, where Willow Gardens Care Center is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Willow Gardens Care Center can be found here.

    Willow Gardens Care Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

    Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

    Also, Willow Gardens Care Center is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

    Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

    Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.



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    Demographic Profile for Marion, IA,52302

    Annual Crime
    52302 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 2 4
    Property Crimes 2 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 28%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 58.8 / 100
    Water Quality 68 / 100
    Superfund Sites 79 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 176
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 9% Below
    Cost of Food 9% Below
    Utilities 10% Below
    Miscellaneous 1% Above
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 7.61%
    Male Population 49.04%
    Female Population 50.96%
    Median Age 37.6 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $58,835
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Marion IA
    Percent Religious 54.60%
    Catholic 23.94%
    Lutheran 7.69%
    Other Christian 7.51%
    Methodist 6.00%
    Presbyterian 2.33%
    Pentecostal 2.13%
    Baptist 2.01%
    All Other 2.98%
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Marion IA
    White  96.6%
    Hispanic/Latino  1%
    Asian  0.9%
    Multiracial  0.7%
    Black  0.6%
    Other  0.1%

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.