Phoenix Mountain Post Acute
13232 North Tatum Blvd, Phoenix AZ 85032 · (602) 996-5200 · 86.3% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Lata
Phoenix Mountain Post Acute is a large nursing home in Phoenix, Arizona. This nursing home received an overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. Fortunately, this nursing home is one of 23 nursing homes in this city so if you aren't impressed, you should have better options. While this nursing home received suboptimal grades this year, we did want to let you know that there was a recent ownership change. We will keep an eye on their inspections and quality scores to see whether their performance warrants better scores in the future.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 130 Beds
For profit - Corporation
While we gave this place a bad overall rating, we gave it a somewhat respectable grade in the area of inspections, where we gave it a B-. This was certainly better than its other categories. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. 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. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is not a bad score. Nursing scores are primarily tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this datapoint. This is usually a reliable indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving residents more often.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its next best category score in the area of short-term care. We awarded this facility a B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable score. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home submitted information about vaccinations. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.