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Deerfield Retirement Community

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Contracted Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
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Deerfield Retirement Community's website

13731 Hickman Road,
Urbandale IA 50323

(515) 303-3904

82% estimated occupancy 1

Deerfield Retirement Community is a senior living facility in Urbandale, Iowa, a city with 41,731 people. Sporting an overall grade of A+, this facility is without a doubt a superb nursing home. In fact, this facility made our top 500 list of the top nursing homes in the United States, which is an impressive subset of nursing homes. Keep reading to find this place's category scores, which also impressed us. You really can't do much better than a straight A report card.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Urbandale, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Urbandale, Iowa Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. There are many criteria included in this category. Many of these subcategories reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. 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 place 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 prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also was given an A+ for its long-term care grade. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the senior population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

The third area we analyzed was short-term care. This nursing home also received an A+ short-term care grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to be awarded multiple A+ category scores. Short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an impressive grade of A. This wrapped up a straight A report card for this place. Our inspection ratings are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Deerfield Retirement Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Deerfield Retirement Community, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Deerfield Retirement Community, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients who have suffered falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Deerfield Retirement Community, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Deerfield Retirement Community, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Deerfield Retirement Community, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Deerfield Retirement Community, 4.48% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Deerfield Retirement Community, 94.58% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Deerfield Retirement Community, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Deerfield Retirement Community, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Deerfield Retirement Community, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Deerfield Retirement Community, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Deerfield Retirement Community, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Deerfield Retirement Community, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.62 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.18 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.47 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.23 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612

Nearby Dialysis

  • West Des Moines Dialysis1.52 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis4.79 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis9.11 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Fmc - Mercy9.89 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit10 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • East Des Moines Dialysis10.37 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South11.36 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • Ankeny Dialysis14.39 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174