St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation is one of six nursing homes in Saint George, Utah. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of F. Saint George received a more impressive city grade of B, so there are far better options in the city worth considering. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss short-term care in the next section.
St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
178 South 1200 East,
Saint George UT 84790
29.11% estimated occupancy 1
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Short-term Care Quality
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of C for our short-term care rating. Our short-term care scores are thought to be more meaningful for folks requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Unfortunately, this nursing home's next best category was inspections. Nevertheless, with just a D in this category, it still performed poorly. Our inspection ratings factor in many items on the facility's inspection reports. If you see too many deficiencies on the inspection reports, this is typically a bad sign. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This facility had one category G through L deficiency, which are among the more severe categories of deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies identified by CMS had potential to cause actual harm to residents. Finally, we would like to point out that this place was assessed large government fines of more than $100,000. This typically indicates that a nursing home'sbad track record has been an issue for several years.
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Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This place provided only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is long-term care. Sadly, it received an F for this category, which is a very poor grade. For residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. After considering the volume of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 98.9418 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation, 6.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.65% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which sustained a UTI. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients that are given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation, 21.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents that are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation, 10.85% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation, 83% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation, 14% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.79% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is vital to residents' well-being.
In St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0.9 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In St George Bella Terra Nursing and Rehabilitation, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Saint George, UT
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Saint George, Utah has 5 other nursing homes
- Dixie Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.44 miles away1380 East Medical Center Drive Saint George Utah 84790Voluntary non-profit - Private(435) 251-2100
- Liberty Dialysis - St George (Fmc)0.58 miles away624 S 1000 E Ste 101 Saint George Utah 84790CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (435) 656-4596
- Dixie Dialysis Center0.65 miles away720 S River Rd Ste d1100 Saint George Utah 84790CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (435) 656-0857
- Hurricane Dialysis Center15.24 miles away48 S 2500 W Ste 100 Hurricane Utah 84737Dialysis Stations: 12 (435) 635-0399