Aspen Park Rehabilitation
1430 East 4500 South, Salt Lake City UT 84117 · (801) 272-8000 · 50.5% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2019 · By Sara Levinsohn
Aspen Park Rehabilitation is located in the large metropolitan area of Salt Lake City, Utah. Sporting an overall score of A+, this facility is without a doubt a world class nursing home. We were not surprised to discover that this turned out to be quite a bit better than many of the facilities in the city. We also gave this nursing home phenomenal ratings in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
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For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ short-term care grade. Our short-term care scores are arguably more meaningful for individuals needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. This place excelled at the highest level in two key staffing areas we assessed. It offered about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the typical nursing home. This is typically a great sign. The final metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Utah in this area with 71.9 percent of its patients returning home.
This facility also received a nearly flawless government inspection. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that area with an A+. This is one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+'s. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. 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
This facility also was given an A+ for its long-term care score. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate this place's vaccination data. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In our final category, this nursing home received another A+ for its nursing score, completing an incredible profile of straight A+'s in all of our categories. When determining our nursing scores, we look at both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provides an incredible 7.2 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Out of that total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aspen Park Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better