Trinity Center at Luther Park is an average-sized non-profit facility located in Des Moines, Iowa. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a good rating. You can certainly do worse than this nursing home. The best part of this nursing home's profile is is its nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
Trinity Center at Luther Park
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
1555 Hull Avenue,
Des Moines IA 50316
79.25% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of having a decent overall score, we also wanted to note that this nursing home received favorable nursing marks this year. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a B+. This proved to be the facility's top score. There are a number of factors within this grade. Most of these factors reflect nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed better than average in this area. This is often a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
It should also be noted that this facility's inspection score was strong as well. We awarded it a grade of B for inspections, which is one of our better grades. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third best area was long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. One of the factors we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 94.19889 percent of its residents. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was short-term care, which ended up being this facility's least impressive area. We gave this nursing home a D in this category. Short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 44 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Trinity Center at Luther Park Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Trinity Center at Luther Park, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Trinity Center at Luther Park, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who had falls which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Trinity Center at Luther Park, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Trinity Center at Luther Park, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Trinity Center at Luther Park, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients which were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Trinity Center at Luther Park, 4.84% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Trinity Center at Luther Park, 94.37% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Trinity Center at Luther Park, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Trinity Center at Luther Park, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Trinity Center at Luther Park, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Trinity Center at Luther Park, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Trinity Center at Luther Park, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Trinity Center at Luther Park, 79.5% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Des Moines, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- 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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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