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Fountain West Health Care Center

Fountain West Health Care Center

1501 Office Park Road
West Des Moines

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About Fountain West Health Care Center

Fountain West Health Care Center has over a 40-year commitment to helping seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle while providing a high level of care. That dedication is evident today as the staff displays a genuine interest in all aspects of our residents’ wellness and active daily lives. Fountain West is committed to offering its residents’ choices—whether choosing spacious private or semi-private suites along with a variety of other lifestyle options for residents to consider. Fountain West also has a dedicated onsite skilled nursing and rehabilitation unit that offers physical, occupational, and speech therapy six days a week. Fountain West is a single-story nursing home and rehabilitation center located in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Fountain West Health Care Center is dedicated to reflecting in all activities the promotion of health and the advancement of growth for residents, the personnel on our staff, and for all the people in our community directly and indirectly.

We believe in the dignity of the human person, recognizing that each person has physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs that must be respected and cannot be violated. This respect is reflected in the tireless efforts in this facility to serve and preserve life and to prepare for that time when death is inevitable, through spiritual support, understanding, and empathy.

Circle of Care—At the Lodge of Ashworth our members bring together people who share their skills and experiences. We provide an environment that encourages friendship, connection, and health, with an approach grounded in whole-person wellness. We provide services to aid you with daily living, so you have time and energy to invest in doing what you really love. We provide amenities that enhance a quality lifestyle and wellness. Heritage Court features an environment of independence with the security of having the assistance you need always available. Heritage Court Assisted Living is much more than a Medicaid certified retirement suite. You get all of the benefits of a small community with the comfort and security of a skilled nursing and rehab center right next door. Fountain West Health Center is a nursing care center dedicated to serving residents 65 and older. Located in a picturesque residential neighborhood on approximately a seven-acre tract, Fountain West and Heritage Court provide an array of care services ranging from assisted living to a full range of nursing services in our three nursing care areas. A personal care assistant is available to provide support services with bathing, dressing, or just being there when you need someone. Caring staff is always on duty and can assist you with your medications and other medical needs. Caring and helpful staff provide full housekeeping and laundry services.

Skilled Nursing—“It’s time to go home!” We know the joy that those words bring to our patients, and we have built our entire program around helping you achieve your goals as quickly as possible. Our therapy services are offered six days per week by onsite therapists. Your therapy is delivered by dedicated professionals committed and focused on your goals. Our staff assists you throughout your journey from start to finish. We specialize in a variety of services ranging from orthopedic recovery, IV therapy, wound care, to general strengthening, all to help get you home faster.


All utilities, cable, phone, and Wi-Fi included.

Dining Options

At Fountain West Health Center private family dining is encouraged. Attention is given to personal food preferences. Resident input in menu planning and individual choices at mealtime enhance resident well-being.

We offer guest dining, encouraging spouses to join their loved ones at mealtime for no additional fee, We have full breakfast, lunch, dinner, and evening snack. Salad bar available, along with specialized lunch menu. Courteous table service. Dining room overlooking beautiful courtyard. We can accommodate individualized special diets. We have regular individual dietary assessments by our licensed, registered dietician consultant.

Cleaning Services

Caring and helpful staff provide daily housekeeping and laundry services.


We value and take the time to meet the needs and interests of each resident. Our program promotes social interaction, self-identity, self-worth, and self-accomplishment. A top priority of our program at Fountain West is to offer a variety of activities, ensuring that people are always engaged. Our activities include ladies’ luncheon, men’s luncheon, validation therapy, weekly religious services, exercise group, Wii bowling, Bible discussion, gardening, coffee circles, Friday fest, monthly evening activities, baking group, music therapy, current events, movie of the week, indoor picnics, bingo, pet therapy, professional entertainment, one full-time activity professional, and private, secure courtyards

Common Areas and Special Features

Fountain West Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center features spacious, private, and large semi-private suites designed with you and your visitors in mind. The suites offer plenty of room for your family and friends to visit. Many patients are able to do their therapy exercises in the privacy of their own suite.

Each suite features a flat-panel TV with built in DVD player for your enjoyment. Complimentary wireless Internet, cable, and telephone service allow you to remain connected to friends and family during your stay. We know that your number one goal is to return home, and we believe that feeling at ease in your surrounding is key to maximizing the healing process. We also have unrestricted visiting hours.

Getting you home quickly is only half the job. We want to be certain that you have the strength, support, and education to remain in your home. During your stay with us, our professional staff will educate and coach you through skills such as proper body mechanics, fall prevention, safe exercises, adequate nutrition, and medication techniques. Our social services team will help you plan for your return home and even assist with obtaining home health services or other support services. We’ll help you stay home.

We provide services to many different types of clients with many different complex diagnosis. That said, there are some commonalities among the people we serve; each person wants to improve their health and ability to function independently and ultimately return home as quickly as possible.

In a typical year, we assist over 150 people in returning back to their prior home following their skilled stay. About half of our clients we admitted for therapy services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. The remaining portion utilized our advanced nursing services for treatment of wounds, pains, etc.

At Fountain West, you can expect to be treated with dignity and respect. You are our customer and we want your experience to be productive, therapeutic, and enjoyable. We want your family and friends to be a part of the team and we encourage them to visit often. We will answer your questions and give feedback on your progress.

Your room will be pleasantly furnished; television and phone service are provided at no charge to skilled clients. You can expect consistent, knowledgeable professional staff that genuinely care and have the desire to help you reach your discharge goals.


We offer ample parking.

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