Aspen Transitional Rehabilitation
2867 East Copper Point Drive, Meridian ID 83642 · (208) 401-9100 · 93% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Aspen Transitional Rehabilitation is a facility located in Meridian, Idaho, a city with a population of 84,106 people. With an overall rating of A-, this is clearly a very good nursing home. This proved to be the highest rated facility in Meridian. As you will find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category grades. It is hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
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For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
On top of performing well overall, this nursing home received high marks in our short-term care category as well. As a result, it received our highest grade in that category with an A+. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Remarkably, this facility provides about 50% more hours of services from registered nurses and physical therapists than most facilities we assessed. This is certainly a great sign. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in Idaho in this area with 70 percent of its patients returning home.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we gave this facility an A- for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Nursing grades are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 5.6 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is among the better totals in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We were very impressed by these statistics. On top of offering impressive levels of care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed as well as any facility in the state when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we graded is long-term care. We awarded this nursing home one of our higher grades in this category, with a B. Although this wasn't as strong as many of its other scores, it is nevertheless a fine score. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. We weren't able to locate this facility's vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aspen Transitional Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
Measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better