Wesley Acres is an average-sized nursing home located in Des Moines, Iowa. This is a good nursing home with a B- overall grade. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Des Moines. Based on our ratings, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. The best part of this place's report card is is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this facility really outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our highest scores in that area with an A-. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
This nursing home also received a strong grade in our nursing category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in this area. Nursing scores are mostly based on the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded its next highest category score in the area of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a decent grade. In forming these short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was long-term care, which is this facility's weakest area. We awarded this facility a D in that category. Sadly, this score pulled down the nursing home's overall grade a bit. For patients looking for a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the vaccine to 96.65072 percent of its patients, which is an above average total. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wesley Acres Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wesley Acres, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wesley Acres, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wesley Acres, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents which have had UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wesley Acres, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for treating a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wesley Acres, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term stay patients which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wesley Acres, 4.48% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wesley Acres, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wesley Acres, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wesley Acres, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Wesley Acres, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wesley Acres, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wesley Acres, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This tells you 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
In Wesley Acres, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform 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
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