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.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : FalseUsed to indicate false.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B+
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Historical

This facility received an inspection score which is better than its overall score. Inspection scores are based on the facility's recent inspections. We awarded this facility a very solid grade of B+ in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. 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

B
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Historical

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this nursing home an B. In determining a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the amount of time nurses spend with patients and the skill levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 5.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which was above the national average. Finally, this nursing home also fared even better in most of the quality-based metrics we assessed. By way of illustration, it had a low number of patients experiencing both major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
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Historical

The next area we assessed is short-term care, where this nursing home received a B- in this area. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. One of this nursing home's strengths is physical therapy hours. We found that it offers more hours with physical therapists to its residents than most facilities. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. It performed better than most nursing homes in the country in this area with 49.3 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The final area we scored was long-term care. We gave this facility a C in this area. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 92.35294 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Fortunately, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.46 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Arbor Springs of West Des Moines Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
5.18%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes 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.

Provider
B+
2.35%
State
B
3.66%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

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.

Provider
A-
1.23%
State
B
3.25%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses 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.

Provider
F
36.14%
State
B
14.67%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

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

Provider
B
20.47%
State
B+
18.32%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

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.

Provider
B
1.8%
State
B
4.28%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

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.

Provider
C
93.29%
State
B
95.15%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

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

Provider
F
27.68%
State
B
15.8%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

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

Provider
A
23.12%
State
B+
18.8%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

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.

Provider
A+
0.73
State
B+
1.53
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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.

Provider
D
23.12
State
B-
18.8
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Provider
A+
0
State
B
11.2
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

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.

Provider
F
47.34%
State
A-
77.54%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Broadlawns Medical Center 9.49 mi
1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314
(515) 282-2200
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Iowa Methodist Medical Center 9.54 mi
1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 241-6212
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center 10.01 mi
1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314
(515) 247-3121
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Iowa Lutheran Hospital 10.78 mi
700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316
(515) 263-5612
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Madison County Health Care System 19.92 mi
300 West Hutchings Street Winterset Iowa 50273
(515) 462-2373
Critical Access Hospitals
Government - Local

Nearby Dialysis

West Des Moines Dialysis 1.48 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266
(515) 221-2944
Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis 5.42 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324
(515) 274-9303
Central Des Moines Dialysis 9.44 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 241-5715
Riverpoint Dialysis Unit 10.27 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 283-1300
Fmc - Mercy 10.44 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314
(515) 244-0379
Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South 10.52 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3032
East Des Moines Dialysis 10.95 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316
(515) 262-5995
Ankeny Dialysis 16.68 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023
(515) 963-3174