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. While we were impressed with this facility overall, we did want to let you know that there was an ownership change in the last year. We will keep an eye on their inspections and quality scores to confirm they maintain their high marks in the future.
Deerfield Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Please note our records indicate that Deerfield Retirement Community has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a resident more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
Building on its strong resume, this facility also was awarded a strong short-term care score, with a grade of A. Our short-term care scores are meaningful for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. 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 they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 6.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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.
Deerfield Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Deerfield Retirement Community, 6.13% 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
In Deerfield Retirement Community, 3.72% 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
In Deerfield Retirement Community, 2.97% 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
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
In Deerfield Retirement Community, 18.76% 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
In Deerfield Retirement Community, 4.77% 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
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
In Deerfield Retirement Community, 16.85% 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
In Deerfield Retirement Community, 20.59% 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.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Deerfield Retirement Community, 20.59 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
In Deerfield Retirement Community, 11.44 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
In Deerfield Retirement Community, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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