Alta Mesa Health and Rehabilitation
5848 East University Drive, Mesa AZ 85205 · (480) 981-0098 · 57.06% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Sara Levinsohn
Alta Mesa Health and Rehabilitation is located in Mesa, Arizona. This city is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in the country with has a total of 478,404 people. Sporting an overall score of A-, this nursing home is among the more impressive nursing homes we looked at. This is one of the highest rated nursing homes in the city. Lastly, this nursing home's ownership changed in the last year, so we will need to monitor it to confirm it maintains its high level of care.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 58 Beds
Non profit - Corporation
In addition to performing well in its overall score, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we awarded it an A in that category. Nursing scores are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This facility boasts a really impressive 4.7 hours of nursing care per resident each day, of which a significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. This is among the better totals of nursing hours we found. On top of offering high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in Arizona when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We look at these areas as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end resume, this facility also received a strong short-term care score, with a grade of A. In calculating our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. This facility is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. It provided roughly 1.5 times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was long-term care, where this nursing home received a B-. Although this is its worst category score, this is nevertheless not a poor grade. Our long-term care scores are more important for those requiring more traditional assistance related to activities of daily living. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We weren't able to locate this place's vaccination data. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.