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Fountain West Health Center

(866) 871-8508

1501 Office Park Rd, West Des Moines, IA


  • Nursing Home
  • Continued Care Community

Payment Options

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

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

04/14/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Short staffed, poor care of Medicaid residents.

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. 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.

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