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Calvin Community

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: ANov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: A+May 22: A+
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4210 Hickman Road,
Des Moines IA 50310

(515) 277-6141

87.11% estimated occupancy 1

Calvin Community is a small non-profit nursing home in Des Moines, Iowa. Sporting an overall score of A+, this nursing home is one of the most impressive facilities we found. Even in a city featuring 12 nursing homes, this facility caught our attention as a fine option. Scroll down to see this place's category ratings, which also impressed us. You just can't do much better than a straight A report card.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its strong overall grade, we gave this facility an A+ for inspections. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we awarded this facility an A+. We analyzed the licensure of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the number of hours those nurses spent with residents, in determining our grade in this category. This particular nursing home provided 5 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which was among the highest totals we found. Finally, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any facility Iowa when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We look at these areas as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care provided.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Moving on our next category, this nursing home received a strong short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in this category. Short-term care grades are typically used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Iowa with 64.6 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, at most nursing homes, less than half of their short-stay patients ever return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Moving on to the last category, this facility also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, we awarded it an A for that area. This wrapped up truly elite profile. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. This facility's vaccination data lagged a bit behind some of its other statistics in this category, such as its number of nursing hours per resident. It administered the pneumonia vaccine to just 83.233536 percent of its patients. We'd like to see some improvement herein this statistic in the future. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.05 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Calvin Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Calvin Community, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Calvin Community, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Calvin Community, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Calvin Community, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Calvin Community, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Calvin Community, 4.84% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Calvin Community, 94.37% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Calvin Community, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Calvin Community, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Calvin Community, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Calvin Community, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Calvin Community, 11.28 Percentage 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 usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Calvin Community, 79.5% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Scores for Des Moines, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • 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
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Des Moines, Iowa has 11 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.73 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.72 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.74 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.45 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis2.44 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis2.69 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Fmc - Mercy3.12 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit3.55 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • East Des Moines Dialysis3.56 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South6.79 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • West Des Moines Dialysis6.79 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944
  • Ankeny Dialysis10.31 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174

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