Friendship Village of Tempe
2525 East Southern Avenue, Tempe AZ 85282 · (480) 831-3184 · 86.87% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Friendship Village of Tempe is one of just a couple available nursing homes located in Tempe, Arizona. This facility is ranked among the most impressive facilities we found. It received one of the best ratings that we offer. In fact, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 50 best nursing homes in Arizona. This place also received consistently good scores in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the many reasons this place turned out to be a quality nursing home is it earned an A+ in our inspections category. This is just about as good as it gets in this critical category. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we have deficiency data for this facility. We wish we had more data for this nursing home. Without the deficiency data, it ended up being difficult to fully assess it in terms of this category.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its elite resume, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care category. In fact, it received a score of A for the category. In computing our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is frequently a meaningful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this facility. It fared better than most facilities in the country with 49.3 percent of its residents returning home.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. The nursing score weighs several subcategories, but the most important one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This place boasts a really impressive 5.6 hours of nursing care per resident daily, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in the state in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these datapoints as reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is long-term care. This facility was given a strong nursing rating this year, with a B. While this was not quite as dominant as a few of its other category grades, this is nevertheless one of the more impressive grades for that category. For residents in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Friendship Village of Tempe Quality Metrics
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Percent of Patients
Higher is Better
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better