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On With Life - Ankeny Campus

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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On With Life - Ankeny Campus's website

715 Sw Ankeny Road,
Ankeny IA 50023

(515) 289-9600

98.21% estimated occupancy 1

On With Life - Ankeny Campus is located in Ankeny, Iowa. The city has a total of 49,581 people. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the best nursing homes we found. A grade in this range requires excellent marks across the board. Remarkably, this grade is better than the city grade of A- in Ankeny, which is one of the higher rated cities in Iowa. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category grades, which are also quite good. It is hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A+

On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this facility also received an A+ inspection score. This is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can offer a facility. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively minor. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also was elite in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a score of A. Very few nursing homes received a better grade in this area. Our short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. The last item we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also was awarded a impressive long-term care score. Indeed, this ended up being this facility's third best category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 52.941177 percent of its residents, which is a few points less than we were hoping for. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the last area, we gave this facility a A+ for our nursing grade. This finished off a first-rate profile. Our nursing score assesses a handful of factors, most of which are based on nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.9 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

On With Life - Ankeny Campus Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In On With Life - Ankeny Campus, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In On With Life - Ankeny Campus, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In On With Life - Ankeny Campus, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care residents which suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In On With Life - Ankeny Campus, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In On With Life - Ankeny Campus, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In On With Life - Ankeny Campus, 4.48% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could indicate lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In On With Life - Ankeny Campus, 94.58% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In On With Life - Ankeny Campus, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In On With Life - Ankeny Campus, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In On With Life - Ankeny Campus, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In On With Life - Ankeny Campus, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.

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 6.05 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.84 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.95 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.6 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212

Nearby Dialysis

  • Ankeny Dialysis3.74 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174
  • East Des Moines Dialysis6.72 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Fmc - Mercy6.85 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis7.69 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit7.87 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis8.86 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South12.13 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • West Des Moines Dialysis12.41 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944