Havasu Nursing Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is very favorable rating. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 25 percent of all facilities in the United States. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category grades, which are also strong. It is hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Havasu Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 95.48872 percent of its patients. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.04 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Inspection scores are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's government inspections. Places that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Nursing ratings are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 0.3 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at proved to be this nursing home's poorest category. However, even its weakest link would be a highlight for many nursing homes. We gave it a favorable grade of B in short-term care. Our short-term care grade is typically used to score a facility's rehabilitation services. To provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Havasu Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Havasu Nursing Center, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients that have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Havasu Nursing Center, 2.2% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Havasu Nursing Center, 1.68% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents that sustained a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Havasu Nursing Center, 11.03% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Havasu Nursing Center, 16.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Havasu Nursing Center, 3.1% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Havasu Nursing Center, 80.03% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Havasu Nursing Center, 12.44% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Havasu Nursing Center, 20.97% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Havasu Nursing Center, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Havasu Nursing Center, 20.97 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Havasu Nursing Center, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Havasu Nursing Center, 73.85% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.
- Havasu Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.58 miles away101 Civic Center Lane Lake Havasu City Arizona 86403Proprietary(928) 855-8185
- Lake Havasu Dialysis (Fmc)3.83 miles away2145 Mesquite Ave Lake Havasu City Arizona 86403CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (928) 302-5145