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Crystal Heights Care Center
(866) 871-4548
1514 High Ave W
Oskaloosa, IA
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  • Skilled Nursing Facility

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11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Crystal Heights Care Center is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 78 beds based in Oskaloosa, IA. At last check, the facility had 71 residents indicating that it is 91% occupied which is about average within the state of Iowa. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family 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 Crystal Heights Care Center, was 4 stars, which is a better rating than 81% of nursing homes in Iowa. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 3 stars to 4 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Crystal Heights 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 about average. The most recent health inspection was on 02/16/2012.
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Description of Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa, IA

Number of Beds : 78

Crystal Heights Care Center, located in Oskaloosa, Iowa provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Crystal Heights Care Center has received 2 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 4 stars. Crystal Heights Care Center has a very good hospital, Mahaska County Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 83 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Crystal Heights Care Center's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (52577) in Iowa, where Crystal Heights 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 Crystal Heights Care Center can be found here.

Crystal Heights 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, Crystal Heights 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 Oskaloosa, IA,52577

Annual Crime
52577 Avg.
Violent Crimes 3 4
Property Crimes 3 4
Weather Conditions
Average High Temperature ° F
Average Low Temperature ° F
Rainy Days 26%
Average Rainfall 0 inches
Average Snowfall 0 inches
Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
Air Quality 93.7 / 100
Water Quality 60 / 100
Superfund Sites 98 / 100
Physicians per 100k 120.3
Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average
Overall 23% Below
Cost of Food 8% Below
Utilities 8% Below
Miscellaneous 1% Below
High School Graduate
Associate Degree
Undergraduate Degree
Graduate Degree 5.25%
Male Population 49.84%
Female Population 50.16%
Median Age 38.3 Years
Average Individual Income
Average Household Income $43,295
Population Change
Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Oskaloosa IA
Percent Religious 45.96%
Other Christian 24.45%
Methodist 7.52%
Catholic 5.66%
Pentecostal 2.99%
Lutheran 2.05%
All Other 3.3%
Breakdown of ethnicities in Oskaloosa IA
White  95.9%
Asian  1.2%
Hispanic/Latino  1%
Black  0.9%
Multiracial  0.8%

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.