Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community is one of four facilities located in West Des Moines, Iowa. This nursing home proved to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B+. In fact, we thought highly enough of this facility to rate it ahead of the majority of the facilities in West Des Moines, which has a solid selection of nursing homes. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall performance, we gave this facility an A for the area of inspections. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a score of A for our short-term care score. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Nursing grades are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home 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 employing a protocol of turning a patient more often.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at turned out to be this nursing home's worst area. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still awarded it a decent grade of C in our long-term care category. Our long-term care ratings are more critical for folks needing more traditional assistance related to personal care. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is more than most nursing homes. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably 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, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents that were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 4.77% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 1.17 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 Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 11.44 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Edgewater, a Wesleylife Community, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
Scores for West Des Moines, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- 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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