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Regency Care Center

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

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Regency Care Center's website

815 High Road,
Norwalk IA 50211

(515) 981-4269

65.94% estimated occupancy 1

Regency Care Center is an average-sized facility in Norwalk, Iowa. Sporting an overall rating of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. In our view, this nursing home would be a solid choice for most people. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To go along with its decent overall grade, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. This grade is far more impressive than its overall grade. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not something to panic about.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility also was awarded an impressive long-term care score. In fact, we gave it a B in that area, which happens to be one of our more favorable scores. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.20949 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-, which is a decent grade. We analyzed the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the number of hours the nurses spent with patients, in computing our rating in this category. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a place has quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Turning to our next category, this nursing home was awarded an acceptable short-term care grade of C. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. We were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Regency Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Regency Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Regency Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Regency Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Regency Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Regency Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Regency Care Center, 4.48% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue this is a measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Regency Care Center, 94.58% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Regency Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Regency Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Regency Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Regency Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Regency Care Center, 11.86 Percentage 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 generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Regency Care Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.83 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.53 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.86 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.36 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South4 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis7.73 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit7.77 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis8.35 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Fmc - Mercy8.73 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • East Des Moines Dialysis9.02 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • West Des Moines Dialysis9.98 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944
  • Ankeny Dialysis19.13 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174