Arbor Springs of West Des Moines is a small nursing home in West Des Moines, Iowa. Sporting an overall grade of C, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. Based on our assessment, this place is a solid choice for quite a few people. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Arbor Springs of West Des Moines
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection grades are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's long-term care score appears to be one of its respectable scores. The nursing home was given a grade of C in this category. In the category of long-term care, we focus more on the quantity of care provided by a facility, rather than more sophisticated services. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 80.861244 percent of its residents. This is pretty significantly lower than what we were hoping for. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. When calculating our nursing grades, we analyze both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a relatively low total compared with most facilities. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is short-term care, which turned out to be this nursing home's worst area. We awarded this facility a grade of D in this category. Our short-term care scores are likely more meaningful for patients requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. With its abysmal rating in this category, we were not stunned to discover this nursing home provides far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This wasn't a strength for this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Arbor Springs of West Des Moines Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care residents who sustained UTI's. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 4.48% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Increased levels of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 94.58% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Arbor Springs of West Des Moines, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Scores for West Des Moines, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- 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
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