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. Based on our ratings, you can not go wrong with this nursing home. We also gave this nursing home phenomenal grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home
- Nursing Home
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
- 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
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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
To pair with a favorable overall score, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspection category. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A+. Our nursing grade is based on quite a few datapoints, many of which are tied to levels of 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our third area, this facility was awarded an excellent short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a score of A in that category. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this nursing home received a high-end long-term care rating. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in this area, giving this facility straight A's. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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, 6.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 2.54% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 15.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term patients which were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 21.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 11.45% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 80.77% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 13.95% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 14.91% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility.
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 0.93 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 14.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 13.64 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home, 71.49% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
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-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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