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Life Care Center of North Glendale

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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13620 North 55th Avenue,
Glendale AZ 85304

54.17% estimated occupancy 1

Life Care Center of North Glendale is one of six nursing homes located in Glendale, Arizona. We awarded this nursing home an elite overall grade of A-. In fact, this is one of the three highest graded facilities in the city. At the end of the day, this nursing home should be a no brainer for just about anybody. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Arizona badge

Top Nursing Home in Arizona Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to earning a strong overall grade, this facility also excelled in our inspections category, which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area usually have very few of these 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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also want to alert you to the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our short-term care area. Short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next category we analyzed is long-term care. This facility was given an above average long-term care grade, with a grade of B in this area. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.37888 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The last area we graded was nursing, where this nursing home was given a B. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's worst category. A facility could be doing a lot worse when it's lowest grade still outperforms most facilities. Our nursing score assesses quite a few data points, but the main one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also factored a few quality-based metrics into our nursing grades. This facility was relatively weak in two of the major areas we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Life Care Center of North Glendale Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of North Glendale, 13.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of North Glendale, 3.73% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of North Glendale, 0.62% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of North Glendale, 6.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of North Glendale, 25.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of North Glendale, 0.35% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of North Glendale, 99.69% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of North Glendale, 8.55% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of North Glendale, 19.34% of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of North Glendale, 19.34% of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of North Glendale, 7.49% of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Life Care Center of North Glendale, 58.93% of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.

Scores for Glendale, AZ

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Dialysis Center of Glendale (Fmc)3.87 miles away5957 W Northern Ave Ste 108 Glendale Arizona 85301CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (623) 435-1155
  • Fmc North Mountain3.91 miles away16605 North 28th Avenue Suite 100 Phoenix Arizona 85053Dialysis Stations: 25 (602) 863-7954
  • Sweetwater Ridge Dialysis (Dva)4.25 miles away7362 W Thunderbird Rd Suite 104 Peoria Arizona 85381Dialysis Stations: 20 (623) 486-0327
  • Southwest Kidney Dialysis - Arrowhead Lakes (Dva)4.33 miles away20325 N 51st Ave Ste 186 Bldg 11 Glendale Arizona 85308CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (623) 533-6521