Long Term Care

“5 Star.” -2017 and 2018 Deficiency Free Annual Survey

The Long Term Care Unit is a 28 bed nursing facility attached to Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. We promote our resident’s emotional health as well as their physical well-being. We place a high standard on preserving our resident’s dignity and self-respect, while providing a high quality of care to our residents.

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US News names 2020-21 Best Nursing Homes: Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care has received another overall rating of 5 out of 5 and a long term care rating of High Performing from the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Home. This rating evaluates the home's ability to care for residents who need daily assistance with medical needs such as administering medications and non-medical needs such as dressing, eating and using the bathroom.

U.S. News and World Report published its 11th annual 2020-2021 Best Nursing Home rankings on Oct. 27. This year's rankings include COVID-19 data and other safety measurements, including infection control violations and vaccination rates on a new patient safety summary feature on nursing home profile pages. This ranking uses publicly available federal data as of July from the CMS Nursing Home Compare website to evaluate more than 15,000 nursing homes. U.S. News recognized 3,277 facilities as its "Best Nursing Homes" out of the more than 15,000 evaluated.  

All nursing homes receive three rankings: a "short-term" ranking based on the quality of rehabilitation care for patients recovering from a hospital stay; a '"long-term" ranking that evaluates a home's care for residents who need daily assistance; and an "overall' ranking which averages short and long-term rankings. HCMH’s Long Term Care is a “long-term” home therefore it only received a “long-term” ranking and overall ranking. To receive this label, a facility must have been "high performing" in short-term rehabilitation, long-term care or both. 

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital would like to give a deserving thanks to our staff and families for their efforts and current success in overcoming the pandemic in Humboldt County. Management and staff have done an exceptional job in implementing policies and procedures early to combat the disease and protect their residents.

“This has not been an easy eight months for the staff or residents, however our teamwork and perseverance have kept everyone safe and healthy” Heather MacLeod, RN, Director of Nursing

“I work at HCMH because the culture and atmosphere here is amazing. Everyone is willing to help everyone else. People here are very friendly, kind and caring as well. It truly is a great place to work with great staff to work with and be around.” Kallie Nilles, 5 Month CNA at Long Term Care

“I chose to work at HCMH LTC because of how rewarding it is. Working with the elderly is very rewarding because you are helping someone’s family member and you build bonds with every resident like they’re your own family. I love my coworkers because we are always a team and work together. HCMH is special because it is more like a family. Unlike my previous jobs, I have gained friendships and close bonds with almost everyone I work with, which makes work fun. Also, even if they are not in your unit, everyone is always so kind and will always say “hi” in the hallways.” Erica Birkey, 10 Month CNA at Long Term Care

“I enjoy getting to know the residents and how they like things done. I love my coworkers and residents because without them, I wouldn’t be here” Dani Glissman, 4 Year RN at Long Term Care 

To view a complete list of this year's ratings, click here

Inside Our Community

Long Term Care Brochure

Services at Long Term Care include all or part of the following services based on assessment and service plan:

  • Comfortable private and semi-private accommodations
  • 24 hour nursing care
  • Security cameras in building and all entrances
  • Emergency response system
  • Individualized care planning and regular health assessments
  • Activities/Spiritual Services Daily
  • On-Site and Off-Site Group Activities/Tours
  • Transportation
  • Restorative Care (Exercise Programs)
  • Coordination of Physician Services
  • Therapeutic and specialized dietary services, complete with three meals a day plus snacks
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Individualized room climate control
  • Whirlpool
  • Wheelchair accessible transportation
  • On-site Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy
  • On-site Pharmacy
  • On-site Lab/X-ray
  • On-site Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Access to a Continuum of Care

To schedule a personal tour or if you have any questions please call:

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Heather MacLeod, Director of Nursing, Long Term Care
1000 15th Street North, Humboldt, IA 50548
Phone (515) 332-7685 | Fax (515) 332-7690

 Stacy Willard

Stacy Willard, ADON/MDS Coordinator, Long Term Care

 Kassie Wyatt

Kassie Wyatt, Restorative/Quality Nurse, Long Term Care