Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center is one of several nursing home options to decide among in Phoenix, Arizona. This proved to be a respectable facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our analysis, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of many people. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.
Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Top Nursing Home in Arizona Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We would like to note that this facility's short-term care grade outpaced its overall score. This facility earned a grade of B+ in this area, which is a very solid score. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to provide good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. We weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
This facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed as well in this category. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. 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
We also gave this facility an impressive grade in long-term care. This nursing home earned a B in this category, which is one of our higher scores. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.28097 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Switching gears to the last area, we awarded this facility a D for our nursing category. This is the nursing home's least impressive category grade. Of course, this score pulled down the facility's overall profile a bit. The nursing score analyzes quite a few data points, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This place fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
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, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 2.2% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which have suffered falls leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 1.68% 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, 11.03% 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, 16.78% 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, 3.1% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center, 80.03% 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, 12.44% Percentage 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, 20.97% Percentage 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, 1.3 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, 20.97 Percentage 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, 11.03 Percentage 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, 73.85% Percentage 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-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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