Foothills Rehabilitation Center is one of 16 nursing homes in Tucson, Arizona. This is a great facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. If you take a look at the other options in Tucson, we suspect you will find this facility to be a better option than most of the facilities in the city. This place also received very consistent scores in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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Foothills Rehabilitation Center
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- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its favorable overall score, we awarded this place an A for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A-. The nursing score consists of many datapoints, however, the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a patient even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a favorable long-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this category. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed is short-term care. We awarded this facility one of our higher grades in that category, with a grade of B. This nursing home turned out to be very solid in each area we assessed. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, 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 nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Foothills Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Foothills Rehabilitation Center, 8.99% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Foothills Rehabilitation Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to 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 lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Foothills Rehabilitation Center, 1.4% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Foothills Rehabilitation Center, 11.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Foothills Rehabilitation Center, 17.9% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Foothills Rehabilitation Center, 3.74% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Foothills Rehabilitation Center, 74.57% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Foothills Rehabilitation Center, 12.93% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Foothills Rehabilitation Center, 15.66% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Foothills Rehabilitation Center, 15.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Foothills Rehabilitation Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Foothills Rehabilitation Center, 75.23% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Tucson, AZ
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- 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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