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Scottish Rite Park

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
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Scottish Rite Park's website

2909 Woodland Avenue,
Des Moines IA 50312

(515) 274-4614

56.47% estimated occupancy 1

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.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Des Moines, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Des Moines, Iowa Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Des Moines, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Des Moines, Iowa Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: A-plus

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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

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

Grade: A

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.

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

Scottish Rite Park Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: A

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: A

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: C

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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: F

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

Grade: D

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

Looking for more options? Des Moines, Iowa has 11 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.17 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.73 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.01 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.46 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612

Nearby Dialysis

  • Central Des Moines Dialysis1.06 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit1.93 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Fmc - Mercy2.14 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • East Des Moines Dialysis2.64 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis3.3 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South4.7 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • West Des Moines Dialysis7.62 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944
  • Ankeny Dialysis11.76 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174