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Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee 's website

1645 Se Holiday Crest Circle,
Waukee IA 50263

(515) 930-3433

65% estimated occupancy 1

Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee is the sole option we were able to find in Waukee, Iowa. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A grade of this caliber requires favorable marks in most areas. This nursing home definitely has plenty of good features. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.

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
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility was given high marks in the area of short-term care as well. In fact, we awarded it one of our most elite grades in that category with a area of A. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our nursing grade is largely associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we rated was long-term care, which was this facility's least impressive category. It received an F in this category, which is obviously a bit of a disappointment. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care likely don't provide the type of consistent around the clock care that some other nursing homes provide. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home vaccinated 83.90804 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be quite a few points less than average. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who had UTI's. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 4.48% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 94.58% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.29 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.79 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.11 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.87 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612

Nearby Dialysis

  • West Des Moines Dialysis2.28 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis6.39 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis10.7 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Fmc - Mercy11.53 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit11.6 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • East Des Moines Dialysis12.01 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South12.65 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • Ankeny Dialysis15.85 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174