Fountain West Health Center

(855) 270-6527

1501 Office Park Rd, West Des Moines, IA

Fountain West Health Center
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1501 OFFICE PARK RD
WEST DES MOINES
IA
00000
USA
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1501 Office Park Rd
West Des Moines, IA
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(855) 270-6527
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11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Fountain West Health Center is a large, for profit, nursing home with 140 beds based in West Des Moines, IA. At last check, the facility had 109 residents indicating that it is 78% occupied which is about average within the state of Iowa. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Fountain West Health Center, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 55% of nursing homes in Iowa. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 2 stars to 3 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Fountain West Health Center with other senior care providers in Iowa. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 08/18/2011.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

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04/14/2011 An OurParents User Writes: Short staffed, poor care of Medicaid residents.

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Description of Fountain West Health Center in West Des Moines, IA

Number of Beds : 140

Fountain West Health Center, located in West Des Moines, Iowa provides the following services: Nursing Home and Continued Care Community. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Fountain West Health Center has received 2 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Fountain West Health Center has a very good hospital, Va Central Iowa Healthcare System, located nearby, which scored a 97 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Fountain West Health Center's nearest hospital is 4 miles away. The zipcode (00000) in Iowa, where Fountain West Health Center is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Fountain West Health Center can be found here.

Fountain West Health Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

Amenities

Security

  • Fire Sprinkler System
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    Demographic Profile for West Des Moines, IA,00000

    Annual Crime
    00000 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 4
    Property Crimes 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 0%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Environment
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality / 100
    Water Quality / 100
    Superfund Sites / 100
    Physicians per 100k
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 100% Below
    Cost of Food 100% Below
    Utilities 100% Below
    Miscellaneous 100% Below
    Education
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree
    People
    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income
    Population Change
    Race
    Breakdown of ethnicities in West Des Moines IA
    White 74.5
    Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 15.1
    Black or African American 12.4
    Some other race 5.6
    Asian 4.4
    Two or more races 2.2
    American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.

    Nearby Hospitals

    Va Central Iowa Healthcare System

    3600 30 Th Street
    Des Moines IA 50310
    Distance: 4 miles
    Tel: 515-699-5999
    Average Rating: 97%

    Broadlawns Medical Center

    1801 Hickman Road
    Des Moines IA 50314
    Distance: 5 miles
    Tel: 515-282-2200
    Average Rating: 85%

    Iowa Methodist Medical Center

    1200 Pleasant Street
    Des Moines IA 50309
    Distance: 5 miles
    Tel: 515-241-6212
    Average Rating: 84%

    Mercy Medical Center Des Moines

    1111 6 Th Ave
    Des Moines IA 50314
    Distance: 5 miles
    Tel: 515-247-3121
    Average Rating: 88%
    Nearby Drug Stores

    K Mart Corp

    10331 University Ave
    Distance: 1.5 miles
    (515) 225-2694

    Foods Inc

    8700 Hickman Rd
    Distance: 1.5 miles
    (515) 276-8784

    Walgreen Co

    12753 University Ave
    Distance: 1.5 miles
    (515) 226-1786
    Nearby Churches

    Point of Grace Church

    939 Office Park Rd, #104
    West Des Moines, IA
    Distance: 0.4 miles

    St Mark Lutheran Church

    1115 Grand Ave
    West Des Moines, IA
    Distance: 0.8 miles

    West Des Moines United Methdst

    720 Grand Ave
    West Des Moines, IA
    Distance: 0.9 miles
    Services

  • Nursing Home
  • Continued Care Community
  • Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No