Life Care Center of Salt Lake City is an average-sized nursing home located in Salt Lake City, Utah. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is among the most impressive ratings that we offer. A grade in this range requires superb scores across the board. Even in a city offering 26 other nursing homes, this facility stands out as a very fine choice. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
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Life Care Center of Salt Lake City
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its favorable overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for our inspection category. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its first-rate assessment, this nursing home also received a dominant short-term care score, with a score of A. In forming these short-term care ratings, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the third area, this facility also earned a score of B for its long-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this area. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The final area we rated turned out to be this nursing home's poorest category. However, even in its weakest link we still gave it an acceptable grade of B- in our nursing category. When determining our nursing grades, we look at both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This facility provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a somewhat alarming figure as it is well below average. Finally, we also factored some quality-based metrics into our nursing scores. This facility was subpar in a few of the major areas we look at, with below average scores for minimizing its patients' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are often good measures of the quality of nursing care offered.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Salt Lake City Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, 13.75% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents that developed pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, 8.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, 1.77% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, 8.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, 9.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, 5.45% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, 98.51% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, 15.79% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, 23.48% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.
In Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, 23.48% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, 11.13% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, 69.5% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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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