Urbandale Health Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Urbandale, Iowa. We gave this facility an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires solid marks in most areas. This place truly has plenty working in its favor. Lastly, this facility had an ownership change in the last year, so we will need to make sure it keeps up its high scores under new ownership.
Urbandale Health Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
4614 Nw 84th Street,
Urbandale IA 50322
75.56% estimated occupancy 1
Please note our records indicate that Urbandale Health Care 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.
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall grade, we gave this place a grade of A for the area of inspections. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. This nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This means that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's impressive category scores came in the area of short-term care. We gave them one of our better scores in that category, with a grade of B. In computing our short-term care scores, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is considered to be a useful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. This facility fared much better in the final metric we considered in this area, which was the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Iowa in this area with 58.8 percent of its patients returning home.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. While this didn't quite match its scores in some of the categories discussed above, this is still a decent score. There are a host of subcategories within this grade. Most of the criteria are tied to nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Finally, although this nursing home did not rank well in terms of nursing hours, it performed better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In terms of the percentage of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, this nursing home fared better than the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this area. For prospective patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.66443 percent of its residents, which is better than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.36 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Urbandale Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Urbandale Health Care Center, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents that developed pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Urbandale Health Care Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Urbandale Health Care Center, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Urbandale Health Care Center, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Urbandale Health Care Center, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Urbandale Health Care Center, 4.84% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Urbandale Health Care Center, 94.37% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Urbandale Health Care Center, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Urbandale Health Care Center, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Urbandale Health Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Urbandale Health Care Center, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Urbandale Health Care Center, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Urbandale Health Care Center, 79.5% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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