Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee is a facility in Waukee, Iowa, which has 16,069 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B+, which is a strong score. In our view, this facility is a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this facility's strong report card is its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next section
Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
1645 Se Holiday Crest Circle,
Waukee IA 50263
67.08% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home also received an elite short-term care grade. We gave them one of our higher scores in that area, with an A. In computing our short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is frequently a reliable measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. This place outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the nation with 70.5 percent of its patients returning home. This is a far higher rate than most facilities.
In addition, this nursing home also performed well in inspections, which is based on its inspection reports. In fact, we gave it a grade of A for that area, which is one of our top scores. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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.
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Among this facility's other strengths is its elite nursing grade. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A-. Our nursing rating looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provided 4.7 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is among the more impressive totals in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We were really impressed by these statistics. On top of providing high levels of care, this place also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In terms of the percentage of its patients suffering falls leading to major injury, this nursing home performed as well as any facility the state.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our next area, this facility really didn't fare very well. Due to a bottom of the barrel grade of F in that area, this is clearly this facility's poorest grade. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means the nursing home didn't perform well in our measures relating to resident care. Even though we determined this facility had a favorable amount of nursing care provided by nurses aids and other nursing staff, we found its vaccine statistics to be somewhat slightly lower than we anticipated. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to just 79.518074 percent of its residents. This is a statistic we would like to see this nursing home bring up. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.78 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients that have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who sustained a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients who have had a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 4.84% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 94.37% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee , 79.5% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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