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Prairie Vista Village

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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2785 1st Avenue S,
Altoona IA 50009

97.39% estimated occupancy 1

Prairie Vista Village is a nursing home in Altoona, Iowa. The city has 16,136 people. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is among the highest ratings that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card was its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • 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 Altoona, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Altoona, Iowa Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Altoona, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Altoona, Iowa Awards 2021

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of receiving an elite overall rating, this nursing home also received an A+ inspection grade. This is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as 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. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

To add to its impressive achievements in other areas, we gave this facility a grade of A for our short-term care rating. Short-term care ratings are crucial for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. We analyzed the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses worked with patients, in calculating our score in this area. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning patients more often.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final area we rated is long-term care, where this nursing home received a C. While this turned out to be its poorest category score, this is still not the end of the world. Long-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine medical services. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 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 18Dec 23

Prairie Vista Village Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Prairie Vista Village, 9.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Prairie Vista Village, 0.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Prairie Vista Village, 1.41% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Prairie Vista Village, 6.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Prairie Vista Village, 10.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Prairie Vista Village, 0% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Prairie Vista Village, 100% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Prairie Vista Village, 11.82% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Prairie Vista Village, 13.31% of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Prairie Vista Village, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Prairie Vista Village, 13.31% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Prairie Vista Village, 8.32% of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Prairie Vista Village, 76.53% of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.76 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.52 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.04 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.15 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200

Nearby Dialysis

  • East Des Moines Dialysis7.59 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Fmc - Mercy8.09 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit8.42 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis9.15 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South10.87 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • Ankeny Dialysis11.17 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis13.18 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • West Des Moines Dialysis17.62 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944