Deerfield Retirement Community is a small non-profit nursing home located in Urbandale, Iowa. It looks like this nursing home is one of the highest-graded nursing homes we looked at. This facility received one of the most impressive ratings we offer. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities in the country. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable profile is its nursing rating, which we will address in the next section.

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Non profit - Corporation

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. Our nursing rating consists of many factors, many of which are tied to nursing hours. This facility provided 5.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This was one of the higher figures we found. Furthermore, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this nursing home was also above average in several of the major quality measures we assessed in this category. It performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

A
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Historical

Turning the page to our next category, this facility was awarded a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. In determining our short-term care scores, we analyze a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is frequently a meaningful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. This facility provides more services with registered nurses and physical therapists than most facilities we looked at. This is often a great sign. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of patients that returned home from the nursing home. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Iowa in this area with 57.8 percent of its residents returning home. With most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The last category we scored is long-term care. We awarded this facility a decent grade in that category, with a grade of B-. Even though this is not as high as a few of this nursing home's other scores, it is nevertheless not the end of the world. Our long-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of nursing care. This means a vast range of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. Although we determined this facility has an impressive amount of nursing hours provided by aids and other nursing staff, we found its vaccine statistics to be a bit below average. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 70.833336 percent of its patients. This is one statistic we'd like to see this facility improve. Unfortunately, this place's hospitalization rate was worse than we hoped. Here we found that this nursing home had 2.28 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. While this figure is quite a bit higher than the national average, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes based on the medical complexity of patients

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
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Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Deerfield Retirement Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents who developed pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
A-
4.48%
State
A-
5.18%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a fall leading to severe injury.

Provider
B+
2.78%
State
B
3.66%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.25%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
14.67%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
A
9.43%
State
B+
18.32%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.

Provider
B-
3.03%
State
B
4.28%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
F
72.92%
State
B
95.15%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A-
11.32%
State
B
15.8%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
F
6.73%
State
B+
18.8%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
C
2.11
State
B+
1.53
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Provider
A+
6.73
State
B-
18.8
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

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

Provider
D
15.37
State
B
11.2
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Provider
C
60.08%
State
A-
77.54%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Broadlawns Medical Center 8.62 mi
1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314
(515) 282-2200
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Iowa Methodist Medical Center 9.18 mi
1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 241-6212
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center 9.47 mi
1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314
(515) 247-3121
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Iowa Lutheran Hospital 10.23 mi
700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316
(515) 263-5612
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

West Des Moines Dialysis 1.52 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266
(515) 221-2944
Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis 4.79 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324
(515) 274-9303
Central Des Moines Dialysis 9.11 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 241-5715
Fmc - Mercy 9.89 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314
(515) 244-0379
Riverpoint Dialysis Unit 10 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 283-1300
East Des Moines Dialysis 10.37 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316
(515) 262-5995
Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South 11.36 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3032
Ankeny Dialysis 14.39 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023
(515) 963-3174