With an address in Sparks, Nevada, Northern Nevada State Veterans Home is one of just three available nursing homes in this area. With an overall grade of A, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 10 nursing homes in Nevada. We could not find many negative things to say about this place. Its ratings are as good as they get. As you will see below, this place also performed just fine in our category scores. It is hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 96 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - State

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

On top of performing well overall, this nursing home also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with a grade of A+. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. We were not able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A
Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

We also wanted to note the fact that this facility received a top-shelf grade of A in our long-term care area. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of offering elite levels of nurse staffing, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

A-
Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. In computing our nursing grades, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 7.2 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, of which a significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in Nevada in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We look at these metrics as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care offered.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

The next category we analyzed was short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B. Believe it or not, this proved to be this nursing home's worst area. A facility is doing something right when it's weakest grade still outperforms most other facilities. In our short-term care grade, we strive to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

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

Northern Nevada State Veterans Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.52%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
1.48%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
14.64%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
A+
3.7%
State
B
19.06%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.83%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
F
50%
State
C
74.51%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A+
4.17%
State
B
14.36%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.

Provider
A+
0
State
B-
18.89
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Renown Regional Medical Center 1.15 mi
1155 Mill Street Reno Nevada 89502
(775) 982-4100
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center 2.14 mi
235 W 6th St Reno Nevada 89503
(775) 770-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Northern Nevada Medical Center 4.27 mi
2375 E Prater Way Sparks Nevada 89434
(775) 331-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Renown South Meadows Medical Center 6.85 mi
10101 Double R Blvd Reno Nevada 89521
(775) 982-7063
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Reno Dialysis Center (Dva) 0.92 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
1500 E 2nd St Ste 101 Reno Nevada 89502
(775) 329-2100
Liberty Dialysis - Sparks (Fmc) 4.07 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
5915 S Los Altos Pkwy Sparks Nevada 89436
(775) 200-0108
Sierra Rose Dialysis Center (Dva) 4.25 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
685 Sierra Rose Dr Reno Nevada 89511
(775) 829-6580
Liberty Dialysis - Reno Home Dialysis 4.26 mi
Dialysis Stations: 2
601 Sierra Rose Dr Ste 201 Reno Nevada 89511
(775) 829-9961
Liberty Dialysis - South Reno 4.26 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
601 Sierra Rose Dr Ste 101 Reno Nevada 89511
(775) 624-8055
Liberty Dialysis - Northwest Reno 5.6 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
6144 Mae Anne Ave Reno Nevada 89523
(775) 747-1100
South Meadows Dialysis (Dva) 6.45 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
10085 Double R Blvd Ste 160 Reno Nevada 89521
(775) 852-4200
Sparks Dialysis (Dva) 7.67 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
4860 Vista Blvd Ste 100 Sparks Nevada 89436
(775) 359-5432