West Ridge has not fully utilized our blog as a tool to communicate with our families, care partners and community partners. My plan is to submit at least one post each week to our blog. You can use the blog along with our website and Facebook page to keep up to date with the happenings at West Ridge. For this week, I would like to encourage everyone to take a look at our website and our Facebook page. You can also explore the Facebook pages of Iowa Health Care Association and The Eden Alternative, two excellent organizations that West Ridge is deeply connected to.
Christopher Banks & C J Banks INVITES YOU to join us at West Ridge Care Center For a Trunk Show! Monday, August 25th 2:00 pm We will have clothes and accessories to purchase the day of the event! We accept cash, checks and credit cards. We are no longer able to accept debit cards. We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you did not notice our banner out front, I am very happy to report we have restored our overall quality rating to 5 Stars! The 5 Star Ratings of nursing homes is how the Centers for Medicare rate nursing homes in the country. The Quality Measure (QM) rating is posted on the Nursing Home Compare website monthly. The score is based on MDS 3.0 quality measures using data from the second, third, and fourth quarters of 2013. The quality measures are based on our patient population and the type of patients we admit. We scored 4 stars for our near perfect health inspection, 3 stars for quality measures based on the MDS assessment, 5 stars for overall staffing, and 5 stars for RN staffing. This is an awesome achievement for West Ridge and our staff. We strive for quality every day and it is an ongoing process. Our quality assurance team is committed to continued quality improvement and we’ve been working on action plans /goals to continue to the next step in our journey. Please feel free to stop in and discuss any concerns or ideas for quality assurance team. - Katie
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! I hope everyone is experiencing a little luck o' the Irish today! Thank you to everyone who cheered us on at the SaPaDaPaSo Parade today. We had a lot of fun waving, walking the dogs, and handing out candy and green beads. The elders stayed on the bus due to the cooler temperature but they were still waving their parade waves from the bus. Thank you to all the staff and children who helped today. We couldn't have done it without you! We are already brainstorming ideas for next year. Next up for our big events is our Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for Saturday, April 12th. Call Julie at 319-390-3367 if you have any questions. Be sure to 'Like' our Facebook page to see all of the photos from today and all of our events.
Please help us raise funds for this local, non‐proﬁt organization that strives to “provide inclusive sport and recreational activities to individuals of all ages, with and without physical disabilities and visual impairments, throughout eastern Iowa.” The money raised from this Bake Sale will go towards helping the group replace their sport wheelchairs that were stolen in 2013. To learn more about the organization, go to their website www.sportabilityoﬁowa.org. Date: Wednesday, February 19th Time: 10am—2pm Where: West Ridge Care Center 3131 F Ave. NW Cedar Rapids, Iowa Phone #: 319-390-3367