Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center is one of several nursing home options to decide among in Phoenix, Arizona. This facility received a strong grade of B+ overall. We found this nursing home to be better than the majority of the facilities in Phoenix, which has a city grade of B. Based on our analysis, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. Fortunately, this nursing home did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
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Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Catheter Care
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of earning a strong overall score, this facility fared well in our short-term care category. We awarded it a grade of A- for that category. With our short-term care score, we endeavor to craft a fair measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who returned home from this facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
In addition, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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.
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also was given favorable long-term care grades in our assessment. In fact, we gave it one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a grade of B+. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 97.4212 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, 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.
The next area we analyzed is nursing, in which this facility was awarded a grade of B-. This actually was this facility's worst category. This is nevertheless not a poor grade. The nursing score weighs a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is well below average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a place has quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 5.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 4.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that sustained falls which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 0.3% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care residents which have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 3.08% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 17.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 1.32% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 98.18% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 10.07% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 17.5% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 17.5% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 4.48% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 70.59% of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Phoenix, AZ
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- 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 B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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