West Ridge Care Center is a small nursing home located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This is an A+ facility, which is our top grade. We really couldn't find many bad things to say about this facility. Its ratings are just impeccable. We also gave this facility strong scores in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
West Ridge Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
3131 F Avenue Nw,
Cedar Rapids IA 52405
76.33% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given an A+ for its short-term care grade. In computing our short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This area is typically a meaningful measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. This place is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. In fact, it offered about 50% more registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical nursing home. This is what we like to find when grading a facility in this category. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Iowa in this area with 71.8 percent of its residents returning home.
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This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. There are a host of datapoints included in this category. Many of the datapoints relate to staffing levels. This facility provides an impressive 4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Of this total, nearly one fourth of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is among the most highly skilled levels of nurses. Finally, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home the country when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category we looked at, this facility was given an impressive grade grade of A- in our long-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home completed a straight A profile. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98.181816 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
West Ridge Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In West Ridge Care Center, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In West Ridge Care Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that experienced a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In West Ridge Care Center, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In West Ridge Care Center, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In West Ridge Care Center, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In West Ridge Care Center, 4.84% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In West Ridge Care Center, 94.37% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In West Ridge Care Center, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In West Ridge Care Center, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In West Ridge Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In West Ridge Care Center, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In West Ridge Care Center, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In West Ridge Care Center, 79.5% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Cedar Rapids, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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