Havasu Nursing Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B, which is a very respectable rating. Based on our assessment, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of most people. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
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Havasu Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a quality overall score as described above, but we especially want to point out its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A in this area. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This facility received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the category of long-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B. It performed better than most nursing homes in this category. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 91.40625 percent of its patients, which is slightly below what we were hoping for. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area is short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B-. Short-term care grades are often employed to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services In order to provide highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. It doesn't look like this facility submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 5.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
The final area we scored is nursing. This nursing home was given a C in the category. Our nursing score is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it did very well in this subcategory. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a patient more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Havasu Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Havasu Nursing Center, 8.99% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Havasu Nursing Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care patients who experienced a fall leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Havasu Nursing Center, 1.4% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with poor nursing care. More frequent bathing can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Havasu Nursing Center, 11.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Havasu Nursing Center, 17.9% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents which are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Havasu Nursing Center, 3.74% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Havasu Nursing Center, 74.57% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Havasu Nursing Center, 12.93% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Havasu Nursing Center, 15.66% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Havasu Nursing Center, 1.18 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Havasu Nursing Center, 15.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Havasu Nursing Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Havasu Nursing Center, 75.23% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
- 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