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The Bridges at Ankeny

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

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Grade: A-plus
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3510 Northwest Abilene Road,
Ankeny IA 50023

120.57% estimated occupancy 1

The Bridges at Ankeny is one of four available facilities located in Ankeny, Iowa. This facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top five nursing homes in Iowa. We really can not say enough good things about this facility. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection rating. 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
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Bariatric Care
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Iowa badge

Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Ankeny, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Ankeny, Iowa Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its favorable overall score, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspection category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we awarded this facility an A+. When calculating our nursing scores, we factor in both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

Turning the page to our next area, this high end facility also dominated in the area of short-term care. In this category, it received a A+. Very few nursing homes fared better in this category. Our short-term care grade is often employed to grade a facility's rehabilitation services To have highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered 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 facility on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Turning to our next area, this facility received an extremely favorable long-term care grade. We awarded it a grade of A in this category, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

The Bridges at Ankeny Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In The Bridges at Ankeny, 1.74% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In The Bridges at Ankeny, 4.29% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents who have experienced falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In The Bridges at Ankeny, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In The Bridges at Ankeny, 5.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In The Bridges at Ankeny, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In The Bridges at Ankeny, 1.96% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In The Bridges at Ankeny, 94.81% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In The Bridges at Ankeny, 13.66% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In The Bridges at Ankeny, 13.52% of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In The Bridges at Ankeny, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In The Bridges at Ankeny, 13.52% of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In The Bridges at Ankeny, 10.89% of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In The Bridges at Ankeny, 93.83% of Resident

This is the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.

Scores for Ankeny, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of A
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus

Looking for more options? Ankeny, Iowa has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.04 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.06 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.67 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Mary Greeley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.89 miles away1111 Duff Avenue Ames Iowa 50010Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 239-2011
  • Story County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.76 miles away640 South 19th Street Nevada Iowa 50201Government - Local(515) 382-2111

Nearby Dialysis

  • Ankeny Dialysis1.66 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174
  • East Des Moines Dialysis10.95 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Fmc - Mercy11.02 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis11.74 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis11.92 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit12.04 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • West Des Moines Dialysis14.55 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South16.27 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032