Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson is just one of 22 options in Tucson, Arizona. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of A+. As a result, it is one of the better nursing homes in Tucson, which is ranked among the best cities in the country in terms of its nursing home quality. You really can not do much better than this facility. Finally, this turned out to be a very consistent facility with consistent grades in all of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled in the category of nursing, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. In calculating a facility's nursing score, we weigh the amount of time nurses are caring for patients and the level of licensure of the nurses. With 5.5 hours of nursing care per patient daily, this facility surpassed the vast majority of facilities. Finally, this nursing home was also above average in each of the major quality-based metrics we assessed in this category. For example, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

This facility also earned an A+ inspection score, making it one of the few places to receive multiple A+'s in our categories. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. 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.

Long-term Care Quality

A
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Historical

Moving on our next category, this nursing home received a strong long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in that area. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. On top of providing well above average levels of nursing care, this facility gave the pneumonia vaccine to 99.542336 percent of its patients. This statistic is also far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. This combination proved to be effective as this facility also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.05 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

In the last category, this nursing home also received an impressive short-term care grade, with a grade of A-. This completed a rare straight A report card. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A+
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-Tucson Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.

Provider
A
3.24%
State
B
8.09%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Provider
B
3.43%
State
B+
2.57%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
A
0.69%
State
B+
1.87%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
D
20.78%
State
B+
11.98%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
A
9.14%
State
B+
17.65%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could imply worse patient care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
2.46%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
A
99.77%
State
B
84.24%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B
13.95%
State
B+
12.56%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels.

Provider
B-
14.67%
State
B
17.68%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
A+
0.06
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 rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B+
14.67
State
B
17.68
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
A
84.47%
State
B-
66.54%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Banner-University Medical Center South Campus 1.8 mi
2800 East Ajo Way Tucson Arizona 85713
(520) 874-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
St. Mary's Hospital 4.21 mi
1601 West St Mary's Road Tucson Arizona 85745
(520) 872-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson Campus 4.54 mi
1625 North Campbell Avenue Tucson Arizona 85724
(520) 874-4189
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Tucson Medical Center 6.87 mi
5301 East Grant Road Tucson Arizona 85712
(520) 327-5461
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
St Joseph's Hospital 6.88 mi
350 North Wilmot Road Tucson Arizona 85711
(520) 873-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Palo Verde Behavioral Health 7.32 mi
2695 North Craycroft Road Tucson Arizona 85712
(520) 322-2888
Psychiatric
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital 9.96 mi
6050 North Corona Road Tucson Arizona 85704
(520) 469-8700
Psychiatric
Proprietary
Northwest Medical Center 10.23 mi
6200 North La Cholla Boulevard Tucson Arizona 85741
(520) 469-8100
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Desert Dialysis Center South Tucson (Dci) 0.53 mi
Dialysis Stations: 25
1011 E Pennsylvania St Tucson Arizona 85719
(520) 806-0007
South Tucson Dialysis (Fmc) 0.95 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
2802 South 6th Ave Tucson Arizona 85713
(520) 792-2999
Tucson South Dialysis (Dva) 1.37 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 30
3662 S 16th Ave Tucson Arizona 85713
(520) 882-9665
Tucson South Central Dialysis (Dva) 1.57 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 30
2024 E Irvington Rd Tucson Arizona 85714
(520) 573-0200
Midvale Park Dialysis (Fmc) 3.59 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 23
1430 W Valencia Rd Ste 1 Tucson Arizona 85746
(520) 889-4555
Tucson West Dialysis (Dva) 4.2 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 35
1780 W Anklam Rd Tucson Arizona 85745
(520) 624-2220
Banner University Medical Center Pediatric Outpatient Dialysis Unit 4.38 mi
Dialysis Stations: 4
PO Box 245148 Tucson Arizona 85724
(520) 694-7176
Tucson West Dialysis Center (Fmc) 5.09 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
100 W Grant Rd Tucson Arizona 85705
(520) 624-0266