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University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

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  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center's website

233 University Avenue,
Des Moines IA 50314

(515) 284-1280

70.18% estimated occupancy 1

University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home in Des Moines, Iowa. This facility was given an overall rating of F. This facility is just about as bad as it gets. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: F

We were unable to award this facility any respectable scores. We wanted to note that we gave it an F for its inspection score. An F in this area is particularly troublesome because it usually points to red flags on its inspections. For places with poor inspection scores, you should scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This particular facility was assessed 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, we also want to draw your attention to the fact that this place received large government fines recently totaling over $100,000. This typically suggests that a nursing home's poor performance has been an issue for multiple years.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

In addition, we gave this facility a rock-bottom F in the category of short-term care. Short-term care grades are typically employed to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. With a score of this caliber for this area, we weren't shocked to find that this place was well below average in several staffing metrics we looked at. It supplied substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

Unfortunately, we gave this facility an F for its nursing grade. Our nursing grade is largely based on a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we graded is long-term care. Sadly, it received an F for this category, which is a poor grade. Facilities that don't fare well in this category often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in a few of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. After considering the volume of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated just 88.69258 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was 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

University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of long-term care residents which have new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients that have had falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who had UTI's. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 4.48% of Patients

This is the percent of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may imply lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 94.58% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Des Moines, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • 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-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Des Moines, Iowa has 11 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.24 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.53 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.91 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.45 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Mercy0.19 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • East Des Moines Dialysis0.69 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis1.03 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit1.03 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis4.97 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South5.28 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • West Des Moines Dialysis9.4 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944
  • Ankeny Dialysis10.6 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174