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Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: BApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+Sep 20: BOct 20: B+Jan 21: AFeb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-Jul 21: BAug 21: BSep 21: BOct 21: B-Nov 21: B-Jan 22: B+Feb 22: B+Mar 22: B+Apr 22: B+May 22: B+
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1645 Se Holiday Crest Circle,
Waukee IA 50263

(515) 930-3433

67.08% estimated occupancy 1

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

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

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.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: F

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.

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

Independence Village Senior Living - Waukee Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: D

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: D

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

Grade: C

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

Grade: C

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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: C

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.

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

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