Life Care Center of North Glendale is a very-large nursing home located in Glendale, Arizona. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is one of the most impressive grades that we offer. A score of this caliber requires top-notch marks across the board. Based on our assessment, this place is simply as good as it gets. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its short-term care grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Short-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: A-Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ in short-term care. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is generally a meaningful assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. This nursing home provided more physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. This is what we like to find when assessing a nursing home in this category. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents that returned home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Arizona in this area with 66.3 percent of its patients returning home.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The last category we looked at was long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a decent grade in that category, with a grade of B-. Although this is not as high as a few of its other grades, it is still not a terrible score. Long-term care scores are based in part on the nursing home's amount of care. This includes a vast scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 92.61745 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be a few points less than we were hoping for but still a respectable percentage. Nevertheless, this nursing home excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Life Care Center of North Glendale Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
B+
5.76%
State
B
8.09%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A-
1.57%
State
B+
2.57%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
A
0.67%
State
B+
1.87%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A-
8.79%
State
B+
11.98%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
C
23.93%
State
B+
17.65%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Provider
A
0.24%
State
A-
2.46%
National
B+
5.08%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
B-
95.92%
State
B
84.24%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
B-
16.71%
State
B+
12.56%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.

Provider
B
16.03%
State
B
17.68%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Provider
B
16.03
State
B
17.68
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
A+
1.77
State
B
10.2
National
B
10.25

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Provider
F
50.47%
State
B-
66.54%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center 0.22 mi
5555 West Thunderbird Road Glendale Arizona 85306
(602) 865-4470
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Abrazo Arrowhead Campus 3.59 mi
18701 North 67th Avenue Glendale Arizona 85308
(623) 561-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center 5.27 mi
19829 North 27th Avenue Phoenix Arizona 85027
(623) 879-6100
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Banner Boswell Medical Center 6.08 mi
10401 West Thunderbird Boulevard Sun City Arizona 85351
(623) 832-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital 6.78 mi
250 East Dunlap Avenue Phoenix Arizona 85020
(602) 331-5862
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Abrazo Central Campus 7.28 mi
2000 West Bethany Home Road Phoenix Arizona 85015
(602) 249-0212
Acute Care Hospitals
Physician
Banner Estrella Medical Center 9.93 mi
9201 West Thomas Road Phoenix Arizona 85037
(623) 327-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center 10.53 mi
350 West Thomas Road Phoenix Arizona 85013
(602) 406-5001
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church

Nearby Dialysis

Thunderbird Dialysis (Fmc) 0.41 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
5750 W Thunderbird Rd Bldg G #750 Glendale Arizona 85306
(602) 439-9502
Arrowhead Dialysis (Fmc) 0.86 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
16844 N 59th Ave Glendale Arizona 85306
(602) 439-8200
Fmc-Glendale Town Center 2.26 mi
Dialysis Stations: 25
4407 West Peoria Ave Glendale Arizona 85302
(623) 934-9091
Brookwood Dialysis Clinic (Dva) 3.19 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
8910 N 43rd Ave Ste 107 Glendale Arizona 85302
(623) 937-2735
Dialysis Center of Glendale (Fmc) 3.87 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
5957 W Northern Ave Ste 108 Glendale Arizona 85301
(623) 435-1155
Fmc North Mountain 3.91 mi
Dialysis Stations: 25
16605 North 28th Avenue Suite 100 Phoenix Arizona 85053
(602) 863-7954
Sweetwater Ridge Dialysis (Dva) 4.25 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
7362 W Thunderbird Rd Suite 104 Peoria Arizona 85381
(623) 486-0327
Southwest Kidney Dialysis - Arrowhead Lakes (Dva) 4.33 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
20325 N 51st Ave Ste 186 Bldg 11 Glendale Arizona 85308
(623) 533-6521