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Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: A
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555 East Ajo Way,
Tucson AZ 85713

(520) 638-2150

75.24% estimated occupancy 1

Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson is in the large metropolitan area of Tucson, Arizona. With an overall rating of A, this nursing home is ranked among the highest graded facilities in Tucson. This is an impressive accomplishment since the city offers plenty of very solid facilities. Even with Tucson offering 20 nursing homes to choose from, this nursing home stands out as a great option. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable profile is its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - State

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this area. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing rating is largely associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides an incredible 5.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is much more care than what is offered by most facilities. Finally, this facility also performed well in several of the quality measures we looked at. In terms of the number of its patients sustaining falls which lead to serious injury, this nursing home performed better than the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also was strong in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Not many facilities fared better in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of offering very impressive levels of nurse staffing, this nursing home gave the pneumonia vaccine to 99.431816 percent of its patients. This figure is also far better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the last category, this nursing home also was given an excellent short-term care grade, with a grade of B+. This finished off a very favorable report card. In the area of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home rather than remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 8.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 2.27% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents that experienced a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 1.6% of Patients had UTIs

This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients who have had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 11.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 16.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 2.89% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 82.88% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 12.86% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 23.01% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 1.32 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 23.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson, 73.79% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.

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

Looking for more options? Tucson, Arizona has 19 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Banner-University Medical Center South CampusAcute Care Hospitals 1.8 miles away2800 East Ajo Way Tucson Arizona 85713Voluntary non-profit - Private(520) 874-2000
  • St. Mary's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.21 miles away1601 West St Mary's Road Tucson Arizona 85745Voluntary non-profit - Private(520) 872-3000
  • Banner - University Medical Center Tucson CampusAcute Care Hospitals 4.54 miles away1625 North Campbell Avenue Tucson Arizona 85724Voluntary non-profit - Private(520) 874-4189
  • Tucson Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.87 miles away5301 East Grant Road Tucson Arizona 85712Voluntary non-profit - Private(520) 327-5461
  • St Joseph's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.88 miles away350 North Wilmot Road Tucson Arizona 85711Voluntary non-profit - Other(520) 873-3000
  • Palo Verde Behavioral HealthPsychiatric 7.32 miles away2695 North Craycroft Road Tucson Arizona 85712Voluntary non-profit - Private(520) 322-2888
  • Sonora Behavioral Health HospitalPsychiatric 9.96 miles away6050 North Corona Road Tucson Arizona 85704Proprietary(520) 469-8700
  • Northwest Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.23 miles away6200 North La Cholla Boulevard Tucson Arizona 85741Proprietary(520) 469-8100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Desert Dialysis Center South Tucson (Dci)0.53 miles away1011 E Pennsylvania St Tucson Arizona 85719Dialysis Stations: 25 (520) 806-0007
  • South Tucson Dialysis (Fmc)0.95 miles away2802 South 6th Ave Tucson Arizona 85713Dialysis Stations: 24 (520) 792-2999
  • Tucson South Dialysis (Dva)1.37 miles away3662 S 16th Ave Tucson Arizona 85713CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (520) 882-9665
  • Tucson South Central Dialysis (Dva)1.57 miles away2024 E Irvington Rd Tucson Arizona 85714CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (520) 573-0200
  • Midvale Park Dialysis (Fmc)3.59 miles away1430 W Valencia Rd Ste 1 Tucson Arizona 85746CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (520) 889-4555
  • Tucson West Dialysis (Dva)4.2 miles away1780 W Anklam Rd Tucson Arizona 85745CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (520) 624-2220
  • Banner University Medical Center Pediatric Outpatient Dialysis Unit4.38 miles awayPO Box 245148 Tucson Arizona 85724Dialysis Stations: 4 (520) 694-7176
  • Tucson West Dialysis Center (Fmc)5.09 miles away100 W Grant Rd Tucson Arizona 85705CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (520) 624-0266

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