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About Fountain West Health Center

General Information

Legal Business NameFountain Health Centers Inc
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJuly 22, 1997 (19 years)
Capacity140
Residents99
Percent Occupied71%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Fountain West Health Center

Fountain West Health Center
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 2 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
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Overall Ratings of Iowa Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

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Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

February 16, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionRecord of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionPortable fire extinguishers.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionA two-hour-resistant firewall separation.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionApproved construction type or materials.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProper medical gas storage and administration areas.

February 12, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionMake sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionEnsure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
BSomePotential for Minimal HarmComplaint+InspectionGive residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.

October 20, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
GFewActual HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.

April 8, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintKeep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.

February 3, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintHave enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Fountain West Health Center require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

2hr 25min
2hr 30min
ReportedExpected
CNA
40min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
45min
50min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 50min
3hr 55min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 30min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

97.6%
94.6%
94.6%
97.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
76.7%
77.5%
88.0%
95.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
69.0%
55.0%
56.4%
39.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
23.8%
23.3%
21.2%
17.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
8.0%
15.4%
7.9%
16.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
7.3%
20.2%
13.2%
8.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
5.9%
9.1%
8.5%
6.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Lose Too Much Weight
4.5%
3.0%
0.0%
3.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
16.2%
13.9%
7.8%
5.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Have Depressive Symptoms
15.3%
10.1%
7.2%
6.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
With a Urinary Tract Infection
5.8%
5.6%
3.6%
3.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
5.8%
7.9%
7.3%
4.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

79.8%
76.7%
84.7%
86.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
92.0%
83.5%
83.5%
84.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
28.8%
21.6%
17.2%
17.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
1.7%
0.0%
0.0%
1.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
0.7%
0.0%
0.0%
1.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened