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Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: CSep 20: COct 20: CJan 21: CFeb 21: CMar 21: DApr 21: DMay 21: DJun 21: FJul 21: FAug 21: FSep 21: FOct 21: FNov 21: FJan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: FMay 22: D
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4911 Sw 19th Street,
Des Moines IA 50315

(515) 285-2559

67.64% estimated occupancy 1

Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab is an average-sized nursing home located in Des Moines, Iowa. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber typically indicates some concerning datapoints. Fortunately, this nursing home is one of 12 nursing homes in this city so if you aren't impressed, you should have better options. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, short-term care grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

While we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a grade of B for our short-term care score. This score is more impressive than its overall grade. Without this category, its profile would have been in serious trouble. With our short-term care score, we strive to forge a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. When we looked at this facility's physical therapist hours, we found it offered more hours of physical therapy per day to its residents than most nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy staffing, we found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in the nation with 60.9 percent of its patients returning home. Most nursing homes are below 50 percent in this statistic.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

We also want to point out that this facility received a decent grade in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of C in the area. Nursing scores are largely associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Although this facility didn't really impress in terms of the quantity of nursing care offered, it actually performed admirably in a few of our quality-based metrics. In fact, it was above average in two of the major statistics we assess, with good scores for minimizing its patients' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

Unfortunately, with a grade of D in the inspection category, this facility performed relatively poorly in that area. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. Generally, you should be especially cautious when considering a facility with severe deficiencies on a recent inspection report. This nursing home was assessed 8 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, we want to point out that this facility was assessed large government fines in recent years amounting to more than $100,000. This usually means that a poor track record spanned more than one year.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Switching gears to our next area, this nursing home didn't fare well in this category either. Due to an abysmal grade of F in long-term care, this is really as as uninspiring as it gets. Long-term care grades in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 79.00552 percent of its patients. This is multiple points less than what we were hoping for. Finally, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. With 1.72 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this place did not fare as well as the average nursing home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab, 4.84% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may indicate a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab, 94.37% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab, 11.28 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks 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

Grade: F

In Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab, 79.5% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.

Scores for Des Moines, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Des Moines, Iowa has 11 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.62 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.29 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.56 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.27 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South1.38 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit3.47 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis3.53 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Fmc - Mercy4.45 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • East Des Moines Dialysis4.72 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis5.71 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • West Des Moines Dialysis9.09 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944
  • Ankeny Dialysis14.97 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174

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