Havasu Nursing Center is an average-sized nursing home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home should work for most people. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Havasu Nursing Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
3576 Kearsage Drive,
Lake Havasu City AZ 86406
43.55% estimated occupancy 1
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also fared well in the area of long-term care, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 97.74436 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this place had 4.84 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Although this wasn't as favorable as some of its other scores in this area, this number can be skewed for some nursing homes based on some of the medical complexity of patients.
In addition, this facility also performed well in inspections, which is based on its recent government inspections. We awarded it an A for that area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. This facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given a strong short-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our higher scores in that category with a score of B+. In determining our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. We were extremely impressed to find that this facility offers its residents substantially more physical therapist hours than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities with 62.6 percent of its residents returning home.
The final area we analyzed was nursing. In this category, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of C. This turned out to be this nursing home's worst category. Nursing grades are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also factored in some quality-based metrics. This facility scored well in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. For example, in terms of the number of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this place outpaced the national average. This is usually an indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented with better nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Havasu Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Havasu Nursing Center, 8.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Havasu Nursing Center, 2.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Havasu Nursing Center, 1.6% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Havasu Nursing Center, 11.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Havasu Nursing Center, 16.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Havasu Nursing Center, 2.89% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Havasu Nursing Center, 82.88% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Havasu Nursing Center, 12.86% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Havasu Nursing Center, 23.01% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Havasu Nursing Center, 1.32 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Havasu Nursing Center, 23.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Havasu Nursing Center, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Havasu Nursing Center, 73.79% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
- 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