Note: Arizona State Veteran Home-Phx has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Arizona State Veteran Home-Phx is in the densely populated metropolitan area of Phoenix, Arizona with a population of 1,312,922 people. This nursing home was awarded a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a subpar rating. Fortunately, this nursing home is one of 23 nursing homes in this city so if you aren't impressed, you should have better options. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 200 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - State

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

While this place's overall score is not a highlight, it received a somewhat respectable score in the area of inspections. We awarded it a grade of B- for this area, which is a decent score. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: BMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

We also want to point out that this facility received a decent grade in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of B- in the area. Nursing grades are largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. While this facility didn't have as many nursing hours as many other nursing homes we assessed, it was still better than average in the area of preventing major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

This facilities next best area was short-term care. We gave it a B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the pack grade in this area. Short-term care grades are often used to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The final area we scored was long-term care. This nursing home received a B- for this area. Long-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of nursing care. This means a vast scope of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.5122 percent of its patients. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 1.29 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a much better hospitalization rate than most nursing homes.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Arizona State Veteran Home-Phx Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for too long.

Provider
D
11.54%
State
B
8.09%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who experienced falls leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Provider
B+
2.6%
State
B+
2.57%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
A+
0.16%
State
B+
1.87%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
B
12.59%
State
B+
11.98%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Provider
A
10.51%
State
B+
17.65%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
D
14.72%
State
A-
2.46%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
A
99.76%
State
B
84.24%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a resident's health.

Provider
B-
15.63%
State
B+
12.56%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
C
11.7%
State
B
17.68%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Provider
A-
1.24
State
B+
1.37
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
A-
11.7
State
B
17.68
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

Provider
D
57.19%
State
B-
66.54%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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350 West Thomas Road Phoenix Arizona 85013
(602) 406-5001
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Acute Care Hospitals
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Acute Care Hospitals
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Valleywise Health Medical Center 3.61 mi
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Valley Hospital 3.83 mi
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Psychiatric
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John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital 4.94 mi
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Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center 8.5 mi
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(480) 882-4004
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Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Central Phx Dialysis (Fmc) 0.97 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
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(602) 274-2293
Phoenix Childrens Hospital- Dialysis Center 2.11 mi
Dialysis Stations: 6
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Dialysis Stations: 20
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Pediatric Dialysis Center of Phoenix LLC 2.74 mi
Dialysis Stations: 2
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(602) 957-1648
Arcadia Dialysis Center (Fmc) 3.02 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
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(602) 957-2142
Maricopa Medical Ctr - Dialysis 3.65 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 11
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(602) 344-1601
South Phoenix Dialysis Services (Fmc) 4.11 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
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(602) 253-1954
Papago Dialysis (Dva) 4.67 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
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(602) 956-1831