Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community is one of four facilities located in West Des Moines, Iowa. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is one of our best grades. We were not surprised to discover that this is radically superior to many of the nursing homes in the city. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph
Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
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Short-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing rating is mostly based on the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 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 facility 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.
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This nursing home also received excellent inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our best scores in that category, with an impressive grade of A. Our inspection scores are based on many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed is long-term care, where this nursing home was given a C. While this ended up being its weakest category grade, this is still nothing to be ashamed of. In determining our long-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's personal care services. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 98.75 percent of its patients. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of long-term patients which sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 4.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting signs of depression. Some argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 94.58% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for West Des Moines, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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