UNION PARK HEALTH SERVICES

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Union Park Health Services. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

UNION PARK HEALTH SERVICES
2401 EAST EIGHTH STREET
DES MOINES, IA 50316
(515) 262-9303

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

83%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 69
  • Certified Beds: 83

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Individual
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Very High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Union Park Health Services. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Very High Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-101.5%
Total Percent:1.5%
 

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 6-100.8%
Total Percent:0.8%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-161.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-104.2%
ADL Index Range: 0-527.0%
Total Percent:32.4%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-161.3%
ADL Index Range: 6-102.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-52.9%
Total Percent:6.5%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 6-104.9%
ADL Index Range: 0-56.7%
Total Percent:11.6%
 

Extensive Services

  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-16
- Isolation for active infectious disease
0.8%
Total Percent:0.8%
 

Special Care High

  • Comatose
  • Septicemia
  • Diabetes with daily injections and a change of order two or more days
  • Quadriplegia with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and shortness of breath when lying flat
  • Fever with pneumonia, or vomiting, or weight loss, or feeding tube
  • Parenteral/IV feedings
  • Respiratory therapy for 7 days
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
11.8%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Signs of depression
2.7%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
2.5%
Total Percent:17.0%
 

Special Care Low

  • Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Respiratory failure and oxygen therapy while a resident
  • Feeding tube where calories >= 51% or calories are in the range of 26-50% and fluid >= 501 mL)
  • Ulcers: 2 or more stage II or 1 or more stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers: 2 or more venous or arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers: 1 stage II pressure ulcer and 1 venous or arterial ulcer with 2 or more skin care treatments
  • Foot infection/diabetic foot ulcer/open lesions of foot with treatment
  • Radiation therapy while a resident
  • Dialysis while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
10.7%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Signs of depression
1.9%
Total Percent:12.6%
 

Behavioral Symptoms and Cognitive Performance

  • Cognitive impairment BIMS score less than or equal to 9
  • CPS great than or equal to 3
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Physical or verbal behavioral symptoms toward others
  • Other behavioral symptoms
  • Rejection of care or wandering
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 5 or less
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Less restorative nursing
1.5%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Less restorative nursing
6.5%
Total Percent:8.0%
 

Reduced Physical Function

  • Urinary and/or bowel training program
  • Passive and/or active range of motion (ROM)
  • Amputation/prosthesis training
  • Dressing or grooming training
  • Eating or swallowing training
  • Transfer training
  • Splint or brace assistance
  • Bed mobility and/or walking training
  • Communication training
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Less restorative nursing
5.1%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Less restorative nursing
2.7%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Less restorative nursing
1.1%
Total Percent:9.0%
 

Rating Details For Union Park Health Services

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours55 Minutes59 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours41 Minutes37 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 3 Minutes2 Hours and 22 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 37 Minutes1 Hour and 36 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 40 Minutes3 Hours and 57 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Iowa are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityIowa Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination84%94%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season48%93%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair1%2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder15%6%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain2%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight8%6%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder54%44%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious13%16%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse4%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased5%13%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained2%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection11%9%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores7%8%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season67%91%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%91%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain25%23%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores11%11%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium1%5%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 12/09/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Set Up or Keep a Group of People to Review and Ensure Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008
Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2010

Environmental

Keep Safe, Clean and Homelike Surroundings.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/24/2009
Keep Sound Levels Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/24/2009
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/24/2009
Have Enough Backup Water Supply for Important Areas of the Nursing Home.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/24/2009
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2010

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008
Make Sure That Residents with Reduced Range of Motion Get Proper Treatment and Services to Increase Range of Motion.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008
Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/24/2009
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2010
Develop/Implement Required Procedures for the Administration of Immunizations.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2010

Resident Assessment

Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008
Make Sure That Doctors Visit Residents Regularly, As Required.
  • Inspection Date: 10/31/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/08/2008

Resident Rights

Provide Services to Meet the Needs and Preferences of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2010

Enforcement

Below is a list of any civil penalities or denials of payment for new admissions (DPNA) that this facility received in the previous three years. Note: Monetary figures are not available for DPNAs.

Action TakenDateAmount
Denial of Payment for New Admission (DPNA)09/16/2010-

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Union Park Health Services, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 09/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2010

Mistreatment

Protect Residents from Mistreatment, Neglect, And/Or Theft of Personal Property.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/15/2008

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/25/2008
  • Correction Date: 08/20/2008
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Complaint Filed: 09/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/24/2010
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Complaint Filed: 09/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2010
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Complaint Filed: 11/22/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2010
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Complaint Filed: 02/23/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/15/2011

Resident Rights

Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Complaint Filed: 02/23/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/15/2011

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Union Park Health Services had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 12/07/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 10/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/31/2008
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 10/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/29/2008

Building Construction

Approved Construction Type or Materials.
  • Inspection Date: 10/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/29/2008
Approved Construction Type or Materials.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009

Building Service Equipment

Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 10/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/29/2008
Heating and Ventilation Systems That Have Been Properly Installed According to the Manufacturer's Instructions.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 10/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/29/2008
Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009

Electrical

Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 10/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/29/2008
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 10/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/29/2008
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 10/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/29/2008
Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009
Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 12/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/06/2011

Exits and Egress

Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 12/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/07/2010

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 10/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/29/2008
A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 10/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/29/2008
Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 12/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/09/2010

Illumination and Emergency Power

Properly Located and Lighted "Exit" Signs.
  • Inspection Date: 10/29/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/29/2008

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

Proper Medical Gas Storage and Administration Areas.
  • Inspection Date: 09/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/30/2009
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Inspections and Appeals of Iowa - Health Facilities Division - Retrieved 2011