- On-Site Medical Staff
- Chef Prepared Meals
- Dietary Accommodations
- Transportation Services
- Laundry Service
- 24-Hour Staff
- Medication Management
- Planned Activities
- Pet Friendly
- Multiple Floor Plans
- Private Rooms
- Fitness Center
- Activity Space
- Theater Room
- Beauty Salon
- Outdoor Patio
- Walking Paths
- Free Wi-Fi
- Senior Living
- Assisted Living
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
- Nursing Home
- At-Home Care
- Respite Care
Welcome to West Ridge
Whether you are looking for short-term rehabilitation or long-term care, one visit to West Ridge Care Center Cedar Rapids, IowaWest Ridge and you’ll see the difference our philosophies and treatment can make. West Ridge Care Center is a licensed nursing facility offering skilled care to Medicare and private pay residents. Since opening in 1992, West Ridge has established itself as one of the finest nursing care facilities in the area.
West Ridge is a privately owned, single entity facility. We host 52 single private rooms & 4 double occupancy suites. Most recently, we renovated all of our private rooms to include WiFi and flat screen TVs along with the other available amenities.
We recognize from the beginning that private rooms provide a much more comfortable and home-like environment for our Elders and their families. Private rooms can help alleviate some of the anxiety that typically occurs when a person requires the services of a nursing care facility.
While we cannot reverse the course of aging, we can assist our Elders to be as comfortable and independent as possible in the home-like setting West Ridge provides. Our Elders love living at West Ridge. Our highly qualified and compassionate staff is committed to the dignity of life and it shows in the smiles of our Elders.
What We Offer at West Ridge Care Center
West Ridge provides 24-hour nursing care services through registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants. Nursing care for all levels of need can be met by West Ridge.
Interdisciplinary Wound Care Team – providing weekly assessments to assure optimum skin integrity
Full-time rehabilitation aide on each floor
Training site for professional nursing students from local colleges
Training for the Certified Nursing Assistants enrolled in the High School Health Careers program through Kirkwood Community College
Director of Nursing, MDS Coordinator and entire nursing department work cooperatively to enable each elder to maintain highest level of functioning for as long as possible
With an emphasis on rehabilitation, the comprehensive therapy team provides innovative treatment approaches to assist our elders in returning to their normal and viable lifestyle.
Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy assistants
Physical Therapists and Certified Physical Therapy assistants
Speech language pathologists
Highest-standard quality of care in the most cost-effective and value-added manner
Individualized treatment programs designed to serve geriatric patients in a wide variety of clinical categories
Continued exercise programming by Rehab Aide after discharged from therapy program
Click on the Rehabilitative Services title for more information about the therapy programs available at West Ridge Care Center
West Ridge employs a full time Social Services position who:
Works closely with families from initial inquiry
Serves as Elders advocate throughout their stay
Works with hospital discharge planners from local and outlying hospitals as well as referring long-term care facilities
Works with Elder and family upon completion of therapy program, to return home or to a lesser level of care including home health services
Counseling issues on an as-needed basis and is part of the Care Plan Team
At West Ridge, we make a special effort to prepare foods that are not only nutritious, but delicious.
Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter menus served on a four-week cycle
Breakfast made-to-order each with a flexible dining time each morning
Fruit and a variety of breads or rolls with hot or cold cereal offered at each breakfast
Additional choices for entrees include: pancakes, waffles, made-to-order eggs, bacon and sausage
Choice of entrée, potato and vegetable are offered at lunch and dinner
Personal preferences are honored whenever possible
A wide variety of activities aimed at reaching the mind, body and soul are available to our elders. Activities include but are not limited to
Music, exercises, games, and religious programs
Outings within the community and state such as area stores, restaurants, museums, theatres, schools and parks
Spontaneous activities and interactions to compliment planned activities
Live-in animals, plants and greenery for relaxing, onsite stimulation
Ongoing relationship with Truman Elementary connecting the youth and elders
All Housekeeping and Laundry services are included in any stay at West Ridge. Rooms are cleaned daily and laundry is usually returned the following day.
Because of our environment, West Ridge works closely with the local Hospice programs for placement of hospice residents.