With an address in Payson, Utah, Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home is one of just a few facilities in the city. It looks like this nursing home is one of the highest-rated nursing homes we assessed. This nursing home was given one of the highest grades we offer. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the nation. If you scroll down, you will see this facility's category ratings, which look to be just as strong as its overall grade.
Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home
- Nursing Home
- For people with disabilities
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1551 North Main Street,
Payson UT 84651
96.85% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Best Nursing Home in Utah Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Payson, Utah Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Utah Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Payson, Utah Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Utah Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Payson, Utah Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also want to point out that this nursing home excelled in our nursing grade. We gave them an A+ in this category. Our nursing rating analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a patient even once per day.
In addition, this facility also earned a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that category with a score of A. Inspection scores are based on items found on the a nursing home's inspections. Places that excel in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning our third category, we gave this nursing home a score of A for its short-term care score. This is a very impressive score. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is often a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our fourth category, this facility received an excellent long-term care grade. We awarded it an A- in that area, giving this facility straight A's. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, 6.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who suffered falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, 2.65% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, 21.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, 10.85% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, 83% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, 14% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, 18.79% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is critical to patients health.
In Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, 0.9 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, 18.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, 10.55 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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