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Desert Haven Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • For people with disabilities

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Desert Haven Care Center's website

2645 East Thomas Road,
Phoenix AZ 85016

(602) 956-8000

68.34% estimated occupancy 1

Desert Haven Care Center is in Phoenix, Arizona. This city is one of the largest cities in the nation with has 1,312,922 people. This is a quality nursing home with a B overall. This was right in line with the city grade in Phoenix. Even in a city with 23 nursing homes, this one turns out to be a respectable option. If you look further down this page, you can see this nursing home's category scores, which are also quite good.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Mental Health
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in nursing, where it received an A-. There are a host of datapoints included in this category. Many of these datapoints are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

This facility also performed well in inspections. In fact, it earned a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that area with an B+. Few facilities with an overall score in this range performed as well in multiple categories. Our inspection scores are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home is also strong in the category of short-term care, where it was given a score of B. It outpaced most facilities in this category. In our short-term care score, we strive to create a sound measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. We were not able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last area we graded is long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a strong grade of B. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.00333 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Desert Haven Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Desert Haven Care Center, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Desert Haven Care Center, 2.25% of Patients had Serious Falls

This measures the percent of long-term residents who had a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Desert Haven Care Center, 1.58% of Patients had UTIs

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have had a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric may be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Desert Haven Care Center, 11.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Desert Haven Care Center, 16.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Desert Haven Care Center, 2.87% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Desert Haven Care Center, 81.19% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Desert Haven Care Center, 12.86% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Desert Haven Care Center, 23.01% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Desert Haven Care Center, 23.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Scores for Phoenix, AZ

  • 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

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Nearby Dialysis

  • Pediatric Dialysis Center of Phoenix LLC0.12 miles away2545 East Thomas Road Suite 100 Phoenix Arizona 85016Dialysis Stations: 2 (602) 957-1648
  • Phoenix Childrens Hospital- Dialysis Center0.94 miles away1920 E Cambridge Rd Ste 102 Phoenix Arizona 85016Dialysis Stations: 6 (602) 933-3220
  • Arcadia Dialysis Center (Fmc)1.02 miles away4021 N. 30th Street Phoenix Arizona 85016CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (602) 957-2142
  • Maricopa Medical Ctr - Dialysis1.55 miles away2525 E Roosevelt St Phoenix Arizona 85008CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 11 (602) 344-1601
  • Papago Dialysis (Dva)1.93 miles away5115 East Thomas, Suite #115 Phoenix Arizona 85018Dialysis Stations: 13 (602) 956-1831
  • Evergreen Park Dialysis2.35 miles away926 E Mc Dowell Rd Suite 100 Phoenix Arizona 85006Dialysis Stations: 20 (602) 252-1418
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Desert Sage2.97 miles away4901 W Mcdowell Road Suite 120 Phoenix Arizona 85035Dialysis Stations: 25 (602) 272-3116
  • Southwest Kidney/Davita-Phoenix Home Dialysis (Dva)3.11 miles away5115 E Thomas Rd Ste 100 Phoenix Arizona 85018Dialysis Stations: 1 (602) 840-0012