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Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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6246 South Redwood Road,
Salt Lake City UT 84123

(801) 969-1420

74.08% estimated occupancy 1

Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation is an average-sized hospital-based facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the most elite facilities we found. A grade of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. Salt Lake City features a variety of other nursing homes, however, we doubt you will need to look at too many others. This one looks like a high quality option. Headlining this place's exemplary profile is its short-term care rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

On top of receiving a great overall grade, this facility also earned an excellent short-term care score, with an A. In our short-term care grade, we try to forge a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. This nursing home provided more physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. This is what we like to find when assessing a nursing home in this category. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the country with 62.5 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility also received a strong long-term care score. Indeed, this ended up being its second most impressive category score. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of A. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.69325 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the final area, this nursing home also was given an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. This topped off a very strong report card. Nursing ratings are tied to nurse staffing levels. This place provided 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. About one-fourth of these hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. This is an impressive percentage of skilled nursing care. We weight these hours performed by skilled nurses more in determining our nursing scores. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation, 5.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which had a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation, 2.64% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation, 14.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation, 21.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation, 11.43% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation, 83.42% 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

In Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation, 13.23% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation, 18.94% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation, 18.94 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation, 10.55 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Avalon West Health & Rehabilitation, 71.32% Percentage of Resident

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

Scores for Salt Lake City, UT

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Salt Lake City, Utah has 20 other nursing homes

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Nearby Dialysis

  • West Valley Dialysis Clinic1.07 miles away3854 W 5400 S Salt Lake City Utah 84129CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (801) 969-6801
  • Oquirrh Artificial Kidney Center1.56 miles away5320 South 2700 West Salt Lake City Utah 84129CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (801) 417-9900
  • Intermountain Medical Center Dialysis Services2.94 miles away74 West Vine Street Salt Lake City Utah 84107CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (801) 507-9000
  • South Valley Dialysis Center3.21 miles away8750 S Sandy Pkwy Sandy Utah 84070Dialysis Stations: 17 (801) 233-8745
  • Liberty Dialysis West Jordan (Fmc)4.16 miles away3823 W 9000 S Ste D West Jordan Utah 84088Dialysis Stations: 13 (801) 280-4600
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Wasatch4.48 miles away3702 South State Street, Suite 101 Salt Lake City Utah 84115CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (801) 904-4407
  • Fresenius Kidney Care West Salt Lake4.95 miles away4101 West Pioneer Parkway Suite 101 Salt Lake City Utah 84120Dialysis Stations: 13 (801) 966-9978
  • South Mountain Dialysis6.03 miles away10969 S Riverfront Pkwy Ste 100 South Jordan Utah 84095Dialysis Stations: 16 (801) 253-9696

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