With over 20 facilities to choose from located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Highland Care Center is one of the seemingly endless list of options. This facility was given an A- overall, which is one of our best grades. You really can't do any better than this place. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category scores, which are also quite good.
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Highland Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received an impressive grade of A. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we gave this facility an A- for our inspections rating. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was long-term care. Adding to its first-rate resume, this facility also performed well in this category. In fact, it received a of A- in the area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 96.51741 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In our final category, we awarded this facility a grade of A- for its nursing score. This wrapped up a very favorable profile. Our nursing rating consists of quite a few data points, but the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility excelled in these areas, with excellent scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Highland Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Highland Care Center, 5.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Highland Care Center, 1.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Highland Care Center, 3.01% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Highland Care Center, 21.51% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Highland Care Center, 28.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Highland Care Center, 14.52% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Highland Care Center, 90.99% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Highland Care Center, 15.76% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Highland Care Center, 21.27% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Highland Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Highland Care Center, 21.27% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Highland Care Center, 16.52% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Highland Care Center, 64.62% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Salt Lake City, UT
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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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