Located in Ankeny, Iowa, Mill-Pond is one of only three facilities in this area. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility. This facility was given one of the most impressive grades that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. We can't find many bad things to say about this nursing home. Its scores are impeccable. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's exemplary report card is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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- 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
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Ankeny, Iowa Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall rating, this facility received an A+ inspection grade. This is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can offer a nursing home. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite minor. This nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing scores are largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home 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 frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next category, this facility was given an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a score of A- in that category. When facilities receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.46938 percent of its residents. This is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category, we gave this nursing home an A+ for our short-term care grade. This topped off a very strong profile. With our short-term care grade, we endeavor to craft a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 3.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mill-Pond Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mill-Pond, 8.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mill-Pond, 4.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who had falls leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mill-Pond, 10.11% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mill-Pond, 10.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mill-Pond, 13.79% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mill-Pond, 0% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mill-Pond, 96.23% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mill-Pond, 13.29% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mill-Pond, 17.28% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Mill-Pond, 0.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mill-Pond, 17.28% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mill-Pond, 6.91% of Patients
This metric is a measure of 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 Mill-Pond, 57.17% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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