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Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center

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  • Independent Living
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  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center's website

900 Polk Boulevard,
Des Moines IA 50312

(515) 255-5433

68.19% estimated occupancy 1

Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center is located in Des Moines, Iowa. We gave this facility a quality overall grade of A. This ended up being in a different league than most of the nursing homes in Des Moines. You really can not do any better than this facility. If you look below, you will see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also impressive.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with a strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for inspections. Our inspection grades are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving a resident at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of B+. It performed better than most nursing homes in this area. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the number of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Switching gears to our next area, this facility was awarded an excellent long-term care score. While this is not as elite as several of its other category grades, this remains one of our better grades we offer. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 62.416107 percent of its patients. This is a bit less than we anticipated. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 4.48% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 94.58% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 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

Grade: B-plus

In Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Des Moines, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • 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-minus
  • 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 2.52 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.57 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.92 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.7 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis1.89 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis2.43 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit3.32 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Fmc - Mercy3.36 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • East Des Moines Dialysis3.86 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South5.63 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • West Des Moines Dialysis6.25 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944
  • Ankeny Dialysis11.81 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174