George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home is an average-sized government-owned nursing home located in Ogden, Utah. With an overall grade of A+, this facility outscored many of the facilities in Ogden by a sizable margin. This truly is impressive since the city offers some very good facilities. Ogden has a variety of nursing homes, but we question whether you will need to look at too many others. This one looks like a first-rate option. We also gave this nursing home phenomenal grades in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Best Nursing Home in Utah Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Ogden, Utah Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Utah Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Utah Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Ogden, Utah Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this place ended up being a quality nursing home is it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is just about as good as it gets in this critical category. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. Nursing grades are largely based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning our next category, this facility received an excellent long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in that category. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia can be a life or death health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for our short-term care grade. This finished off a very impressive report card. Short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who ultimately returned home 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.
George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 6.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 2.65% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that have experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 21.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 10.85% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 83% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 14% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 18.79% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 0.9 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 18.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 10.55 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Ogden, UT
- 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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