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Arbor Springs of West Des Moines

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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7951 E P True Parkway,
West Des Moines IA 50266

(515) 223-1135

95.71% estimated occupancy 1

Arbor Springs of West Des Moines is a senior living facility located in West Des Moines, Iowa. This city has a population of 55,278 people. Sporting an overall grade of C, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. Based on our ratings, this nursing home has some redeeming qualities. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

While this facility's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this nursing home an B-. We analyzed the levels of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses worked with residents, in determining our grade in this category. This place provides an impressive 5.1 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a higher quantity of nursing care than what is offered by most facilities. Finally, we also looked at a few nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This facility fared very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's next best category was long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. In calculating our long-term care scores, we analyze the personal care received by a facility's residents. Even though we determined this facility had an above average amount of nursing hours provided by nurses aids and other nursing staff, we found its vaccine statistics to be somewhat low. This facility gave the pneumonia vaccine to just 80.09709 percent of its residents. This is a statistic we'd really like to see this nursing home improve on. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next category we graded is short-term care. This facility was given a grade of C in the category. In determining our short-term care grades, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. This nursing home boosted its score in this category by offering more physical therapy hours to its residents than the average facility. The final measure we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. This place was above average in this metric with 51.2 percent of its residents returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Arbor Springs of West Des Moines Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients that suffered a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 4.84% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 94.37% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 79.5% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.

Scores for West Des Moines, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? West Des Moines, Iowa has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.49 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.54 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.01 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.78 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Madison County Health Care SystemCritical Access Hospitals 19.92 miles away300 West Hutchings Street Winterset Iowa 50273Government - Local(515) 462-2373

Nearby Dialysis

  • West Des Moines Dialysis1.48 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis5.42 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis9.44 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit10.27 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Fmc - Mercy10.44 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South10.52 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • East Des Moines Dialysis10.95 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Ankeny Dialysis16.68 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174

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