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Mill-Pond

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Mill-Pond's website

1201 Se Mill Pond Court,
Ankeny IA 50021

(515) 964-2273

87.16% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Ankeny, Iowa, Mill-Pond is one of four facilities in this city. This facility was given an A- overall, which is an elite rating. We really couldn't find many bad things to say about this nursing home. Its scores are as good as they get. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Ankeny, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Ankeny, Iowa Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility performed well in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Very few places performed as well in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Contributing to its high-end resume, this nursing home also was given a dominant long-term care score, with a grade of A-. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. The nursing rating is based on several datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last category we looked at is short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B. Although this ended up being its poorest category rating, this is still a favorable score. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community 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.

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

Mill-Pond Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Mill-Pond, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Mill-Pond, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Mill-Pond, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint may be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Mill-Pond, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Mill-Pond, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Mill-Pond, 4.48% of Patients

This is the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Mill-Pond, 94.58% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Mill-Pond, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Mill-Pond, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Mill-Pond, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Mill-Pond, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Mill-Pond, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Mill-Pond, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation.

Scores for Ankeny, IA

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

Looking for more options? Ankeny, Iowa has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.22 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.74 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.97 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.66 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212

Nearby Dialysis

  • Ankeny Dialysis2.21 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174
  • East Des Moines Dialysis8.6 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Fmc - Mercy8.81 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis9.76 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit9.81 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis11.19 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South14.05 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • West Des Moines Dialysis14.69 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944