Stratford Nursing & Rehab Cent

(866) 653-9337

1200 Highway 175, STRATFORD, IA


Services

  • Nursing Home
  • Short Term Care: Rehabilitation, Respite

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits Yes
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
Stratford Nursing & Rehab Cent
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1200 HIGHWAY 175
STRATFORD
IA
50249
USA
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Stratford Nursing & Rehab Cent is an average sized, not for profit, nursing home with 66 beds based in Stratford, IA. At last check, the facility had 46 residents indicating that it is 70% 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 Stratford Nursing & Rehab Cent, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 55% of nursing homes in Iowa. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 2 stars to 3 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Stratford Nursing & Rehab Cent 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 02/10/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here



11/23/2009  -  An OurParents User Writes:

We placed my father-in-law in this facillity's locked dementia unit. To say that they have special training for dementia patients is a big stretch. We got the impression that they only wanted residents who were no trouble or required little to no extra care which was not the case with my father-in-law. They told us that his wandering and trespassing into others' rooms was a problem and put him on additional meds without our knowledge. We came to find out that the meds. they put him on make dementia patients more anxious and the problems escalated. They eventually, after only 3 weeks 4 days of which he was in the hospital, kicked him out while we were on a brief vacation. They told medical staff at two hospitals that they were not taking him back before they mentioned it to us. We received no assistance in finding new placement for him from them and they also "blacklisted" him saying he was violent so no other facilities would take him either. After now being in three hospitals which have all stated he is not violent or combative and had not displayed any signs of being so, we can not help but think that Stratford just didn't want to deal with someone who needed a little extra attention. All hospitals have told us that he has typical conditions for his type of dementia. Although his type of dementia is rare, his behavior for his type was not.

Three times in a row when we visited, we noticed his trash can was full of snack wrappers. Each time we told the staff he was diabetic they acted like it was news to them. On two doctors visits his blood sugar levels were in the 280-330 range. We had been managing it in the 110-120 range for several months before he was moved to Stratford.

I would not put anyone I know in this facility. Their care for him was less than satisfactory and their compassion for us was non-existant.


Response: I am new to this web-site.
I am appalled at the negativity someone can write about such a fine Nursing Facilty and with that be offered a rating on its' quality.
I know personally the facilty, its' employees and the extraordinary care they offer.
I would personnaly rate this Nursing Facilty as outstanding.
One needs to consider when reading such negativity, motives, (and) who might write such (potentially) damaging comments.
One should only decide for themselves, by reviewing for themselves, the facility itself, in making such an important decision of admission to a Nursing Facility.
I would hope that this published web-site negativity would not deter anyone from seeking such fine care as the Stratford facilty can offer.
Respectfully offered--

Response: After reading the review posted on Nov 23, 2009 I am appalled. I just want to remind everyone to not judge Stratford Nursing and Rehab Center based on a disgruntled family member. I would be upset as well if my family member had not been allowed back to live somewhere but I would also look at the circumstances involved before calling a place unfit. I encourage the people writing the review to also be more forthcoming with the dementia diagnosis and the behaviors displayed....just because the behaviors displayed were typical of that type of dementia does not mean that they were appropriate, and not negatively affecting others. If the staff said he was violent, the documentation would support that. I also would encourage family members to visit often, that way you know what is going on and can keep in communication with the well trained staff of the facility. Please before taking the review to heart, visit Stratford Nursing and Rehab center and see for yourself!

Response: This is a follow up to my post regarding the poor care my father-in-law received at this facility. It has now been 6 month since my father-in-law was removed from this facility. He has had no problems or displayed any violence at any of the other facilities/hospitals he has been in since this one. The current facility tells us frequently that he is a very happy resident and they enjoy having him there. He has frontotemporal dementia and the typical issues that go with it. Yes, it is more challenging than a typical dementia. He is not on any additional medications than what we had him on when we were taking care of him outside of any care facility so his behavior is not altered by medications. One of the hospitals he was in made a good point when we were discussing our situation. All of the other dementia units in Central Iowa are full with waiting lists, why isn't this one? There were more open beds than occupied ones when we were there. My suggestion to this facility would be, do your research more thoroughly on people and their conditions before you put them through the ringer that we were put through and show compassion.

Response: PS My motive for posting is to give anyone else who is walking in our shoes the help and heads up they may need when making an already heartbreaking decision for a loved one.

Response: Well once again to the users who are reading this follow up be sure you do your homework prior to admitting a family member into any long term care facility.....DO NOT SOLEY base your opinions of a facility on this persons review. There are many happy families and residents residing in the Stratford Nursing and Rehab center. I once again remind family to visit their loved ones often, and visit with your family members and friends that come to visit to see what their opinions are and what they are seeing at the time of their visit. Also be sure to return any phone calls from the facility so there are no surprises to you! And before running a place down, do your homework and know what you are talking about, do not discredit a facility because of your situation.....are there others with this issue at the facility or just you?



Description of Stratford Nursing & Rehab Cent in STRATFORD, IA

Built In 1973 , Number of Beds : 66

Supplying a range of quality skilled nursing, hospice, rehab and respite services, Stratford Nursing Rehabilitation has a senior care solution for you or your loved one. Stratford Nursing Rehabilitation is a community where you'll experience a comfortable new beginning with a dedicated staff. In this community, residents find a full range of skilled nursing, hospice, rehab and respite services, as well as a helpful, caring staff. Call today and discover how Stratford Nursing Rehabilitation is the perfect fit for seniors requiring skilled nursing, hospice, rehab and respite services.

Source: OurParents.com

Amenities

Parking & Transportation
  • Access to Public Transportation Nearby
  • Resident Parking
  • Guest Parking
Community Services
  • Activity Director
  • Beautician/Barber
  • Chapel/Religious Services
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Guest Lodging
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Maintenance Director
Dining Options
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Restaurant Style
  • Room Service as Needed
Security
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Door Alarms (for exit seekers)
  • Emergency In-Room Call System
  • Fire Sprinkler System
Personal Assistance
  • Foot Care
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Behavioral Support
  • Hits, Kicks, or Acts Physically Aggressive
  • Yells, Curses, or Acts Verbally Aggressive
  • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
  • Becomes Disoriented (e.g. Sundown Syndrome)
  • Paces or Rummages Habitually
  • Seeks exit or Tries to Leave
  • Wanders
  • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
Special Health Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Support with Oxygen
  • Broken Bones
  • Cancer
  • Colostomy or Urostomy
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Management of an I.V.
  • Management of a Feeding Tube
  • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Tendency To Fall
  • Severe Brain Injury
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Oral Medication
  • Insulin Injection Self-Administered
  • Insulin Injection Staff-Administered
On-Site Therapy
  • Dental Care
  • Eye Care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Restorative Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Support Groups for Families or Caregivers
Memory Care Services
  • Family Members Able to Join at Mealtime
  • Family Members Able to Participate in Care Plan
  • Specialty Trained Staff
  • Safe Wandering Areas
  • Regular Assessments by Interdisciplinary Staff
  • Environment That is Easy to Navigate
  • Daily Planned Recreational and Social Activities
  • Activities Tailored to Residents’ Abilities
  • Dementia Stage 1
  • Dementia Stage 2
  • Dementia Stage 3
  • Dementia Stage 4
  • Dementia Stage 5
  • Dementia Stage 6
  • Dementia Stage 7

Demographic Profile for STRATFORD, IA, 50249

People

Male Population
50.31%
Female Population
49.69%
Median Age
45.8 Years
Average Household Income
$45,014

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

Overall
21% Below
Cost of Food
9% Below
Utilities
7% Below
Miscellaneous
2% Below

Environment
Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
94.2 / 100
Water Quality
60 / 100
Superfund Sites
99 / 100
Physicians per 100k
86.1

Annual Crime

Violent Crime
1
Property Crime
1