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Lifestream at Sun Ridge

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jan 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: A-Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+Sep 20: B+Oct 20: B+Jan 21: B+Feb 21: B+Mar 21: B+Apr 21: B+May 21: B+Jun 21: B+Jul 21: B+Aug 21: B+Sep 21: B+Oct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: B+
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Lifestream at Sun Ridge's website

12215 West Bell Road,
Surprise AZ 85378

(623) 583-5482

69.82% estimated occupancy 1

Lifestream at Sun Ridge is located in Surprise, Arizona, a city with a total of 119,941 people. This is a very good nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong rating. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the nation. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Inspection scores are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing grade. Our nursing score is mostly associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home was given an impressive short-term care score as well. We gave it one of our better scores in that area with a grade of B+. In determining our short-term care grades, we look at a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is considered to be a useful measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final area we analyzed was long-term care. This facility was awarded a very good long-term care score this year, with a grade of B. This facility really did not have any weak categories. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. Once we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a life or death illness for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Lifestream at Sun Ridge Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Lifestream at Sun Ridge, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Lifestream at Sun Ridge, 2.25% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that have sustained falls leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Lifestream at Sun Ridge, 1.58% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Lifestream at Sun Ridge, 11.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for several conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Lifestream at Sun Ridge, 16.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Lifestream at Sun Ridge, 2.87% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Lifestream at Sun Ridge, 81.19% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Lifestream at Sun Ridge, 12.86% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that required increased 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 deterioration of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Lifestream at Sun Ridge, 23.01% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Lifestream at Sun Ridge, 23.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Lifestream at Sun Ridge, 73.63% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Banner Boswell Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.36 miles away10401 West Thunderbird Boulevard Sun City Arizona 85351Voluntary non-profit - Other(623) 832-4000
  • Abrazo Arrowhead CampusAcute Care Hospitals 7.05 miles away18701 North 67th Avenue Glendale Arizona 85308Proprietary(623) 561-1000
  • Banner Thunderbird Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.63 miles away5555 West Thunderbird Road Glendale Arizona 85306Government - Hospital District or Authority(602) 865-4470
  • Banner Estrella Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.66 miles away9201 West Thomas Road Phoenix Arizona 85037Voluntary non-profit - Private(623) 327-4000
  • Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.05 miles away19829 North 27th Avenue Phoenix Arizona 85027Voluntary non-profit - Private(623) 879-6100
  • Abrazo West CampusAcute Care Hospitals 12.11 miles away13677 West Mcdowell Road Goodyear Arizona 85395Proprietary(623) 882-1970
  • Copper Springs Hospital, LLCPsychiatric 12.21 miles away10550 West Mcdowell Road Avondale Arizona 85392Proprietary(480) 565-3035

Nearby Dialysis

  • Sun City West Dialysis (Fmc)0.01 miles away12213 W Bell Road Ste 110 Surprise Arizona 85374Dialysis Stations: 18 (623) 583-8865
  • Granite Valley Dialysis (Fmc)1.91 miles away14510 W Shumway Dr Ste 100 Sun City West Arizona 85375Dialysis Stations: 18 (623) 546-2718
  • Palm Brook Dialysis Center (Dva)2.37 miles away14664 N Del Webb Blvd Sun City Arizona 85351CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (623) 583-6550
  • West Brook Dialysis (Dva)2.57 miles away13907 W Camino Del Sol Sun City West Arizona 85375CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (623) 214-7088
  • Sun City Dialysis (Fmc)3.12 miles away10050 W Bell Rd Ste 29-31 Sun City Arizona 85351Dialysis Stations: 12 (623) 815-1770
  • Grand Home Dialysis (Dva)3.45 miles away14674 W Mountain View Blvd Ste 204 Surprise Arizona 85374Dialysis Stations: 4 (623) 546-6120
  • Desert Dialysis Srvs Inc-Sun City (Dva)3.8 miles away13000 N 103rd Ave Ste 66 Sun City Arizona 85351CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (623) 583-3131
  • Phoenix Artificial Kidney Center (Fmc)4.22 miles away13090 N 94th Dr Ste 100 Peoria Arizona 85381CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (623) 974-5851