Valley View Village

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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2555 Guthrie Avenue Building C,
Des Moines IA 50317

(515) 265-2571

90.75% estimated occupancy 1

Valley View Village is an average-sized facility in Des Moines, Iowa. Featuring an overall score of A-, this facility is one of the highest graded facilities in Des Moines. This really is an impressive achievement since the city has some very solid nursing homes. Even in a city of 12 nursing homes, this one stood out as a great selection. If you look below, you can see this place's category grades, which are also quite good.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to faring well overall, this facility received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our best scores in this category with an A. Arguably the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided 4.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is an extremely impressive statistic which typically correlates with higher quality care. Finally, this place also performed well in several of the quality measures we assessed. In terms of the percentage of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this nursing home performed better than the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also want to point out the fact that this facility was awarded a first-rate grade of A- in our long-term care category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. In addition to really impressive nursing hour statistics, this nursing home's vaccination record was first-rate also. Indeed, it vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next category we assessed was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a strong grade of B. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. 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 number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. It performed decently in this area, with 47.7 percent of its patients returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Valley View Village Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Valley View Village, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Valley View Village, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Valley View Village, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who had urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Valley View Village, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Valley View Village, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Valley View Village, 4.84% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Valley View Village, 94.37% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Valley View Village, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Valley View Village, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Valley View Village, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Valley View Village, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Valley View Village, 11.28 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Valley View Village, 79.5% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

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

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

Nearby Hospitals

  • Iowa Lutheran HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.38 miles away700 East University Avenue Des Moines Iowa 50316Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 263-5612
  • Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.11 miles away1111 6th Ave Des Moines Iowa 50314Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 247-3121
  • Iowa Methodist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.71 miles away1200 Pleasant Street Des Moines Iowa 50309Voluntary non-profit - Private(515) 241-6212
  • Broadlawns Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.72 miles away1801 Hickman Road Des Moines Iowa 50314Government - Local(515) 282-2200

Nearby Dialysis

  • East Des Moines Dialysis2.2 miles away1301 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 208 Des Moines Iowa 50316Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 262-5995
  • Fmc - Mercy2.69 miles away95 University Ste. 11 Des Moines Iowa 50314Dialysis Stations: 21 (515) 244-0379
  • Riverpoint Dialysis Unit3.25 miles away501 Sw 7th St Ste B Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 16 (515) 283-1300
  • Central Des Moines Dialysis3.83 miles away1215 Pleasant #106 Des Moines Iowa 50309Dialysis Stations: 20 (515) 241-5715
  • Fmc - Dialysis Services Des Moines South6.91 miles away6651 Sw 9th St Des Moines Iowa 50315Dialysis Stations: 19 (515) 285-3032
  • Davita Windsor Heights Dialysis7.73 miles away1119 73rd St Windsor Heights Iowa 50324Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 274-9303
  • Ankeny Dialysis9.66 miles away2625 N Ankeny Blvd Ankeny Iowa 50023Dialysis Stations: 12 (515) 963-3174
  • West Des Moines Dialysis12.17 miles away6800 Lake Dr #185 West Des Moines Iowa 50266Dialysis Stations: 10 (515) 221-2944

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