Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. This city is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country with has 594,043 people. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack rating. In spite of Salt Lake City featuring 26 other nursing homes to choose from, this facility turns out to be a quality choice. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing
- Nursing Home
Updated Jan 1, 2021 by Nick Lata
Note: Data for Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall grade is its excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our higher scores in that category, with an A+. This is a notably better score than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but certainly not elite. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's long-term care score turns out to be one of its higher features. The nursing home was given a grade of B- in this area. In calculating our long-term care grades, we analyze the facility's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is a very solid statistic. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. Our nursing rating is based on several factors. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it did well in this statistic. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a resident at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was short-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this category. This is a perfectly acceptable grade in this area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is typically a useful assessment of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing, 5.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients who have had falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing, 2.58% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients which had UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing, 13.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing, 22.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing, 10.89% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Many believe this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing, 81.47% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing, 13.42% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing, 19.07% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alpine Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing, 19.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Scores for Salt Lake City, UT
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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