University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is just one of 12 options in Des Moines, Iowa. With an overall score of B-, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. Based on our assessment, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. We were also pleased to discover that this facility was consistent in all of our categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.

Please note our records indicate that University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 108 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In addition to having a decent overall score, we also want to point out that this place earned favorable government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better grades in this area, with a grade of B+. This is a much better grade than the facility's overall grade. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent threat to resident health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

This nursing home also received a strong nursing grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ in that category, which is one of our better scores. Nursing scores are primarily associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.4 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
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Historical

We also gave this facility a solid grade in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. Our short-term care grades are probably most critical for patients in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 38.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: DNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

Turning to our last category, this facility was awarded a grade of C in long-term care, which is generally an acceptable grade. In the area of long-term care, we weigh the quantity of services provided by a nursing home, as opposed to more medically-intensive services. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.164345 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, this place's hospitalization rate was not quite as favorable. We found that this nursing home had 2.5 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B-
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.

Provider
B-
7.89%
State
A-
5.18%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Provider
A
0.84%
State
B
3.66%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
C
3.8%
State
B
3.25%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A+
0.7%
State
B
14.67%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
B-
21.35%
State
B+
18.32%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could imply worse patient care.

Provider
C
4.09%
State
B
4.28%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
A-
99.58%
State
B
95.15%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B
14.71%
State
B
15.8%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels.

Provider
B+
17.83%
State
B+
18.8%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
C
2.12
State
B+
1.53
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B-
17.83
State
B-
18.8
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B+
8.35
State
B
11.2
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
D
55.41%
State
A-
77.54%
National
B
68.04%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center 0.24 mi
1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314
(515) 247-3121
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Iowa Lutheran Hospital 0.53 mi
700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316
(515) 263-5612
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Iowa Methodist Medical Center 0.91 mi
1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 241-6212
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Broadlawns Medical Center 1.45 mi
1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314
(515) 282-2200
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc - Mercy 0.19 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314
(515) 244-0379
East Des Moines Dialysis 0.69 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316
(515) 262-5995
Central Des Moines Dialysis 1.03 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 241-5715
Riverpoint Dialysis Unit 1.03 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 283-1300
Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis 4.97 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324
(515) 274-9303
Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South 5.28 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3032
West Des Moines Dialysis 9.4 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266
(515) 221-2944
Ankeny Dialysis 10.6 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023
(515) 963-3174