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Parkridge Specialty Care

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Parkridge Specialty Care's website

5800 Ne 12th Avenue,
Pleasant Hill IA 50327

(515) 265-5348

92.44% estimated occupancy 1

Parkridge Specialty Care is the sole option located in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Featuring an overall rating of C, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly much worse places out there. This facility didn't fare well in all of our categories, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. Additional information about these categories is available below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home received a short-term care grade which is better than its overall grade. We gave this nursing home a B+ in this area. This helped its overall profile quite a bit. Our short-term care scores are presumably most critical for folks needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

It should also be noted that this facility's inspection grade was strong as well. We gave it a grade of B for inspections, which is one of our better grades. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a somewhat concerning figure as it is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Moving on to our final area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D for the area of long-term care. This is the nursing home's least impressive category score. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means the nursing home didn't perform well in our measures relating to patient care. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home provided the vaccine to only 86.05578 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Parkridge Specialty Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Parkridge Specialty Care, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that suffer from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Parkridge Specialty Care, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Parkridge Specialty Care, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Parkridge Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Parkridge Specialty Care, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Parkridge Specialty Care, 4.48% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression. High rates of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Parkridge Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Parkridge Specialty Care, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Parkridge Specialty Care, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

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

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Parkridge Specialty Care, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Parkridge Specialty Care, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Parkridge Specialty Care, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Parkridge Specialty Care, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.98 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.75 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.17 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.61 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200

Nearby Dialysis

  • East Des Moines Dialysis5.83 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Fmc - Mercy6.32 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit6.45 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis7.27 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South8.54 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis11.48 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Ankeny Dialysis11.81 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174
  • West Des Moines Dialysis15.91 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944