Desert Blossom Health & Rehab Center is located in Mesa, Arizona, which is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the nation. This facility received a very impressive overall grade of A, making it one of the top nursing homes in the city. This is an impressive achievement since the city is ranked among the most elite cities in the state when it comes to nursing home quality. Based on our analysis, this place is simply as good as it gets. We also gave this facility strong grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 106 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

Less:
More:
January
January 1, 2019January 2, 2019January 3, 2019January 4, 2019January 5, 2019January 6, 2019January 7, 2019January 8, 2019January 9, 2019January 10, 2019January 11, 2019January 12, 2019January 13, 2019January 14, 2019January 15, 2019January 16, 2019January 17, 2019January 18, 2019January 19, 2019January 20, 2019January 21, 2019January 22, 2019January 23, 2019January 24, 2019January 25, 2019January 26, 2019January 27, 2019January 28, 2019January 29, 2019January 30, 2019January 31, 2019
February
February 1, 2019February 2, 2019February 3, 2019February 4, 2019February 5, 2019February 6, 2019February 7, 2019February 8, 2019February 9, 2019February 10, 2019February 11, 2019February 12, 2019February 13, 2019February 14, 2019February 15, 2019February 16, 2019February 17, 2019February 18, 2019February 19, 2019February 20, 2019February 21, 2019February 22, 2019February 23, 2019February 24, 2019February 25, 2019February 26, 2019February 27, 2019February 28, 2019
March
March 1, 2019March 2, 2019March 3, 2019March 4, 2019March 5, 2019March 6, 2019March 7, 2019March 8, 2019March 9, 2019March 10, 2019March 11, 2019March 12, 2019March 13, 2019March 14, 2019March 15, 2019March 16, 2019March 17, 2019March 18, 2019March 19, 2019March 20, 2019March 21, 2019March 22, 2019March 23, 2019March 24, 2019March 25, 2019March 26, 2019March 27, 2019March 28, 2019March 29, 2019March 30, 2019March 31, 2019
April
April 1, 2019April 2, 2019April 3, 2019April 4, 2019April 5, 2019April 6, 2019April 7, 2019April 8, 2019April 9, 2019April 10, 2019April 11, 2019April 12, 2019April 13, 2019April 14, 2019April 15, 2019April 16, 2019April 17, 2019April 18, 2019April 19, 2019April 20, 2019April 21, 2019April 22, 2019April 23, 2019April 24, 2019April 25, 2019April 26, 2019April 27, 2019April 28, 2019April 29, 2019April 30, 2019
May
May 1, 2019May 2, 2019May 3, 2019May 4, 2019May 5, 2019May 6, 2019May 7, 2019May 8, 2019May 9, 2019May 10, 2019May 11, 2019May 12, 2019May 13, 2019May 14, 2019May 15, 2019May 16, 2019May 17, 2019May 18, 2019May 19, 2019May 20, 2019May 21, 2019May 22, 2019May 23, 2019May 24, 2019May 25, 2019May 26, 2019May 27, 2019May 28, 2019May 29, 2019May 30, 2019May 31, 2019
June
June 1, 2019June 2, 2019June 3, 2019June 4, 2019June 5, 2019June 6, 2019June 7, 2019June 8, 2019June 9, 2019June 10, 2019June 11, 2019June 12, 2019June 13, 2019June 14, 2019June 15, 2019June 16, 2019June 17, 2019June 18, 2019June 19, 2019June 20, 2019June 21, 2019June 22, 2019June 23, 2019June 24, 2019June 25, 2019June 26, 2019June 27, 2019June 28, 2019June 29, 2019June 30, 2019
July
July 1, 2019July 2, 2019July 3, 2019July 4, 2019July 5, 2019July 6, 2019July 7, 2019July 8, 2019July 9, 2019July 10, 2019July 11, 2019July 12, 2019July 13, 2019July 14, 2019July 15, 2019July 16, 2019July 17, 2019July 18, 2019July 19, 2019July 20, 2019July 21, 2019July 22, 2019July 23, 2019July 24, 2019July 25, 2019July 26, 2019July 27, 2019July 28, 2019July 29, 2019July 30, 2019July 31, 2019
August
August 1, 2019August 2, 2019August 3, 2019August 4, 2019August 5, 2019August 6, 2019August 7, 2019August 8, 2019August 9, 2019August 10, 2019August 11, 2019August 12, 2019August 13, 2019August 14, 2019August 15, 2019August 16, 2019August 17, 2019August 18, 2019August 19, 2019August 20, 2019August 21, 2019August 22, 2019August 23, 2019August 24, 2019August 25, 2019August 26, 2019August 27, 2019August 28, 2019August 29, 2019August 30, 2019August 31, 2019
September
September 1, 2019September 2, 2019September 3, 2019September 4, 2019September 5, 2019September 6, 2019September 7, 2019September 8, 2019September 9, 2019September 10, 2019September 11, 2019September 12, 2019September 13, 2019September 14, 2019September 15, 2019September 16, 2019September 17, 2019September 18, 2019September 19, 2019September 20, 2019September 21, 2019September 22, 2019September 23, 2019September 24, 2019September 25, 2019September 26, 2019September 27, 2019September 28, 2019September 29, 2019September 30, 2019
October
October 1, 2019October 2, 2019October 3, 2019October 4, 2019October 5, 2019October 6, 2019October 7, 2019October 8, 2019October 9, 2019October 10, 2019October 11, 2019October 12, 2019October 13, 2019October 14, 2019October 15, 2019October 16, 2019October 17, 2019October 18, 2019October 19, 2019October 20, 2019October 21, 2019October 22, 2019October 23, 2019October 24, 2019October 25, 2019October 26, 2019October 27, 2019October 28, 2019October 29, 2019October 30, 2019October 31, 2019
November
November 1, 2019November 2, 2019November 3, 2019November 4, 2019November 5, 2019November 6, 2019November 7, 2019November 8, 2019November 9, 2019November 10, 2019November 11, 2019November 12, 2019November 13, 2019November 14, 2019November 15, 2019November 16, 2019November 17, 2019November 18, 2019November 19, 2019November 20, 2019November 21, 2019November 22, 2019November 23, 2019November 24, 2019November 25, 2019November 26, 2019November 27, 2019November 28, 2019November 29, 2019November 30, 2019
December
December 1, 2019December 2, 2019December 3, 2019December 4, 2019December 5, 2019December 6, 2019December 7, 2019December 8, 2019December 9, 2019December 10, 2019December 11, 2019December 12, 2019December 13, 2019December 14, 2019December 15, 2019December 16, 2019December 17, 2019December 18, 2019December 19, 2019December 20, 2019December 21, 2019December 22, 2019December 23, 2019December 24, 2019December 25, 2019December 26, 2019December 27, 2019December 28, 2019December 29, 2019December 30, 2019December 31, 2019

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is it received an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this very important area. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: A-Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home received a top-shelf grade of A in our short-term care area. Our short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. It performed as well as just about any facility in Arizona in this area with 63.5 percent of its patients returning home. With most nursing homes, less than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

We also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our long-term care area. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 98.91305 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

Turning to the fourth area, this facility was awarded a very strong nursing score. While this isn't nearly as impressive as many of its other scores, this is nevertheless one of the stronger scores we offer. There are a number of criteria included in this grade. Most of the criteria reflect nurse staffing. This nursing home provides high levels of nursing care, averaging 3.9 hours per resident per day. This is more nursing care than most nursing homes provide. Finally, this facility also performed well in several of the quality measures we looked at. For example, in terms of the percentage of its patients suffering falls which lead to serious injury, this place performed as well as any facility in Arizona. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Desert Blossom Health & Rehab Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
F
17.76%
State
B
8.09%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Provider
A-
2.17%
State
B+
2.57%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay residents who have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
B-
2.73%
State
B+
1.87%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
B+
10.86%
State
B+
11.98%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
B+
17.42%
State
B+
17.65%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Provider
C
4.22%
State
A-
2.46%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Provider
C
93.69%
State
B
84.24%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Provider
B
13.74%
State
B+
12.56%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
A-
21.83%
State
B
17.68%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Provider
C
21.83
State
B
17.68
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
D
15.72
State
B
10.2
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.

Provider
D
53.51%
State
B-
66.54%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Banner Gateway Medical Center 2.28 mi
1900 North Higley Road Gilbert Arizona 85234
(480) 543-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Mountain Vista Medical Center, Lp 5.48 mi
1301 South Crismon Road Mesa Arizona 85209
(480) 358-6100
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Banner Goldfield Medical Center 8.17 mi
2050 West Southern Avenue Apache Junction Arizona 85120
(480) 733-3300
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center 9.28 mi
3555 South Val Vista Drive Gilbert Arizona 85297
(480) 728-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Banner Desert Medical Center 9.92 mi
1400 South Dobson Road Mesa Arizona 85202
(480) 412-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Chandler Regional Medical Center 12.53 mi
1955 West Frye Road Chandler Arizona 85224
(480) 728-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center 13.6 mi
7400 East Osborn Road Scottsdale Arizona 85251
(480) 882-4004
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Scottsdale Shea Medical Center 15.67 mi
9003 East Shea Boulevard Scottsdale Arizona 85260
(480) 323-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Power Road Dialysis (Dva) 1.28 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
301 S Power Road Suite 104 Mesa Arizona 85206
(480) 641-1193
East Valley Dialysis (Fmc) 1.31 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 36
135 S Power Rd Ste 103 Mesa Arizona 85206
(480) 985-4911
Southwest Kidney Dialysis - Gilbert (Dva) 3.78 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
5222 E Baseline Rd Ste 104 Gilbert Arizona 85234
(480) 832-6996
South Mountain Dialysis Center (Fmc) 3.92 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
26 E Baseline Ste 142 Phoenix Arizona 85042
(602) 268-8158
Home Dialysis of Mesa (Fmc) 5 mi
Dialysis Stations: 1
1337 S Gilbert Rd Ste 106 Mesa Arizona 85204
(480) 926-9222
Mesa Dialysis (Dsi) 5 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
1337 S Gilbert Rd Ste 109 Mesa Arizona 85204
(480) 926-1906
Mountain Vista Dialysis of Arizona (Dva) 5.78 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
10238 E Hampton Ave Ste 108 Mesa Arizona 85209
(480) 357-0366
Southwest Kidney Central Mesa (Dva) 6.46 mi
CMS Rating: 1 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
1134 E University Dr Ste 101 Mesa Arizona 85203
(480) 464-3851