Scottish Rite Park is a small nursing home located in Des Moines, Iowa. Featuring an overall score of A+, it turned out to be one of the top three nursing homes in the city. Based on our assessment, this facility is really as good as it gets. Finally, this worked out to be a very consistent nursing home with consistent scores in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Scottish Rite Park
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Des Moines, Iowa Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Des Moines, Iowa Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility also performed well in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Few places performed this well in this category. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded an A+ short-term care grade, rendering it one of the few facilities to be awarded multiple A+ category grades. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to score a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to provide good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing grades are based largely on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a patient more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its long-term care score. This wrapped up a very impressive profile. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. One of the data points we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. Clearly, this place 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 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Scottish Rite Park Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Scottish Rite Park, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Scottish Rite Park, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that have experienced a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Scottish Rite Park, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Scottish Rite Park, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Scottish Rite Park, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term residents which are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Scottish Rite Park, 4.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Scottish Rite Park, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Scottish Rite Park, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Scottish Rite Park, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In Scottish Rite Park, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Scottish Rite Park, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Scottish Rite Park, 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
In Scottish Rite Park, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for Des Moines, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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