Calvin Community is in Des Moines, Iowa. This city has 212,318 people. Featuring an overall grade of A+, we graded this facility to be one of the three highest graded nursing homes in the city. An overall score in this range is a strong indication of a high quality nursing home. This is really as good of a place as you're going to find. If you look further down this page, you will see this nursing home's category grades, which look to be equally impressive as its overall rating.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. The nursing rating assesses quite a few datapoints, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This facility also received an A+ inspection score, making it one of the rare nursing homes to receive multiple A+'s in our categories. This is based on the nursing home's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can pay to a facility. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area usually have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our third area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care rating. This is a superb score. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 72.093025 percent of its residents, which is slightly less than we expected. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care rating. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in that area, giving this facility straight A's. Our short-term care grades are presumably most meaningful for patients in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Calvin Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Calvin Community, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Calvin Community, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Calvin Community, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Calvin Community, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Calvin Community, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Calvin Community, 4.48% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Calvin Community, 94.58% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Calvin Community, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Calvin Community, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels.
In Calvin Community, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Calvin Community, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Calvin Community, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Calvin Community, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Des Moines, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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