Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center is a small government-owned facility in Ferron, Utah. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the nation. This is just about as good of a nursing home as you'll find. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category grades, which are just as impressive as its overall rating.
Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
455 West Mill Road,
Ferron UT 84523
58.23% estimated occupancy 1
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to very favorable nursing hour statistics, this facility's vaccination record was superb as well. Indeed, this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Although it had 2.53 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was better than most facilities due to it having more complicated patients.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing ratings are largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides an incredible 4.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Out of that total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in several of the quality measures we assessed. With below 5 percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is typically an indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Many pressure ulcers can be prevented by providing better nursing care and a policy of moving residents more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next category, we awarded this facility a grade of A for our short-term care rating. This is a superb rating. In determining our short-term care scores, we size up a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This area is often a solid assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Remarkably, this facility provides roughly 50% more hours of services from registered nurses and physical therapists than most facilities we assessed. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return home from this facility. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy hours, we found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in this area with 56.8 percent of its residents returning home. Most facilities are below 50 percent in this statistic.
Turning to our inspection category, this facility excelled in that area, which is based on the nursing home's recent government inspection reports. We gave it an A- for that category. This finished off this place's straight A report card. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center, 5.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents that suffered falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center, 2.64% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center, 14.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center, 21.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center, 11.43% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center, 83.42% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.94% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center, 0.9 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.94 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center, 10.55 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Emery County Care and Rehabilitation Center, 71.32% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.