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.
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- 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
In addition to being an elite facility overall, this facility also performed well in our inspections category, where it earned an A+. Very few nursing homes fared as well in this category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A+. Our nursing rating consists of a handful of subcategories, but the paramount one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility 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 facility 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 generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is long-term care. This facility excelled in our long-term care category also. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 82.8877 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be a few points below what we anticipated but still a decent figure. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, at least this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last category, this nursing home also received a first-rate short-term care rating, with an A. This topped off a first-rate profile. Short-term care grades are generally used to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Calvin Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Calvin Community, 4.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Calvin Community, 5.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Calvin Community, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Calvin Community, 8.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Calvin Community, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Calvin Community, 3.43% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Calvin Community, 90.42% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Calvin Community, 31.25% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Calvin Community, 22.35% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Calvin Community, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Calvin Community, 22.35% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Calvin Community, 10.97% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Calvin Community, 71.3% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
Scores for Des Moines, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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