The Right Choice for Your Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Needs.

We know that deciding on a skilled nursing facility can be a difficult decision for both you and your family members. We want to make this transition as easy as possible for you. Part of our transition process is to review each individual prior to your visit; we want to assure that we can meet the needs of each unique situation.

We also use this time to gather information about you from the hospital so that we are more prepared for your arrival. Answering your questions is always a top priority, when we begin our transition process we stop to see you and offer you information and a chance to ask any questions that you may have. We are here to serve you!

Where and What is Fountain West Health Center’s Skilled Unit?

Fountain West is a full service Nursing and Rehabilitation facility located in a residential area of West Des Moines just minutes from downtown and all metro hospitals.

What Type of Clients Come To Fountain West?

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…

What Can I Expect When I Get to 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 is provided an 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.