Aspen Ridge of Utah Valley
1992 South Columbia Lane, Orem UT 84097 · (801) 724-6500 · 97.91% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
With an address in Orem, Utah, Aspen Ridge of Utah Valley is one of four nursing homes in the city. We awarded this facility an elite overall grade of A. This is among the better facilities in Orem. This is impressive given that the city features some very good facilities. We really couldn't find many bad things to say about this nursing home. Its ratings are impeccable. Headlining this place's remarkable report card is its inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.
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For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is simply as good as it gets in this very important area. Our inspection scores are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its fine profile, this facility also was given a superb short-term care grade, with a score of A. With our short-term care grade, we seek to create a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. This nursing home provides more services with registered nurses and physical therapists than most nursing homes we looked at. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Utah in this area with 68 percent of its residents returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at was long-term care. Contributing to its elite profile, this facility also performed well in that area. In fact, it received a grade of of A in the category. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. It doesn't look like this facility provided 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 only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The final area we looked at was nursing. We gave this nursing home one of our more favorable scores in this area, with a grade of B. While this was not as high as a few of its other scores, it is still an excellent score. In determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we look at the amount of time nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides an incredible 5.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Out of this total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in Utah when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these metrics as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aspen Ridge of Utah Valley Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better