Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson is an average-sized government-owned facility located in Tucson, Arizona. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the highest ratings that we offer. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. We also gave this nursing home strong scores in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. There are a variety of datapoints included in this area. Many of the subcategories are tied to nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is short-term care. Contributing to its strong resume, this nursing home also performed well in this category. In fact, we gave it a grade of of A- for that category. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for prospective residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the next area, this facility also excelled in our long-term care category. We awarded it a grade of A- for that area. This finalized truly elite report card. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98.87324 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 2.2% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents that sustained falls leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 1.68% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 11.03% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 16.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 3.1% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 80.03% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 12.44% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 20.97% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 20.97 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 73.85% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
Scores for Tucson, AZ
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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