Bella Terra Cedar City is one of a mere two facilities in Cedar City, Utah. We awarded this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. As far as we can see, this facility should be a wonderful choice for just about anybody. This facility also received consistently good ratings in each of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Bella Terra Cedar City
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
- Catheter Care
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with a great overall score, we gave this facility an A for inspections. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a favorable short-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this area. In calculating these short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this facility, we gave them one of our more positive grades in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 94.071144 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The last category we assessed is nursing, in which this nursing home was awarded a grade of B. This actually is this nursing home's worst category. A nursing home could be doing a lot worse when it's poorest score still is better than most nursing homes. Our nursing category weighs several factors, most of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bella Terra Cedar City Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bella Terra Cedar City, 5.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bella Terra Cedar City, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bella Terra Cedar City, 2.58% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who have sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bella Terra Cedar City, 13.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bella Terra Cedar City, 22.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bella Terra Cedar City, 10.89% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bella Terra Cedar City, 81.47% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bella Terra Cedar City, 13.42% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bella Terra Cedar City, 19.07% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.
In Bella Terra Cedar City, 0.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bella Terra Cedar City, 19.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bella Terra Cedar City, 10.59 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bella Terra Cedar City, 71.64% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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