Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge is the sole facility we were able to find in Heber City, Utah. It looks like this is a quality facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong grade. This facility definitely has plenty working in its favor. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its short-term care grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received an impressive grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an A-. Nursing grades are mostly tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Utah in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a patient more often.
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In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category usually have very few severe deficiencies. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we scored was long-term care, where this facility was awarded a grade of B-. Even though this is its poorest category grade, this is still not a poor grade. Long-term care grades are pivotal for prospective residents needing non-healthcare services such as personal care. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 95.726494 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations 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.
Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge, 5.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge, 2.99% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge, 3.9% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents who have sustained a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge, 1.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge, 7.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents which are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge, 5.24% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge, 97.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge, 21.43% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge, 27.51% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge, 27.51% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge, 9.46% of Patients
This datapoint 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 Rocky Mountain Care - The Lodge, 69.37% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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