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.
Deerfield Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Urbandale, Iowa Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
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
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.
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Short-term Care Quality
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.
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, 6.11% 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
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
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
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, 18.7% 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
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
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, 16.82% 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
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.
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
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
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
In Deerfield Retirement Community, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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