Sante of North Scottsdale
17490 North 93rd Street, Scottsdale AZ 85255 · (480) 588-5386 · 76.38% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Sante of North Scottsdale is a small nursing home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Featuring an overall score of A, this facility is one of the better facilities in Scottsdale. This really is impressive given that the city is one of the most promising cities in the state in terms of its nursing home grades. Scottsdale features a variety of other nursing homes, however, we question whether you will need to check out too many others. This one looks like a first-rate option. If you scroll down, you will see this facility's category grades, which are also quite good.
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For profit - Limited Liability company
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this very important category. Our inspection scores are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its top-shelf profile, this facility also performed well in our short-term care area. In fact, it received a score of A in that area. With our short-term care assessment, we strive to create a sound measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. This nursing home offered more registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most nursing homes. This is what we like to find when assessing a facility in this category. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Arizona in this area with 69.6 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a impressive long-term care score. Indeed, this turned out to be this nursing home's third best category score. In that area, we gave this facility a score of A. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were not able to track down information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Turning to our final area, this nursing home was awarded a very strong nursing score. We awarded it a grade of B+ in this category, completing one of our more favorable profiles. Our nursing score focuses on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides an incredible 5.1 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Out of that total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any facility in the nation when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We look at these statistics as reliable measures of the caliber of nursing care being provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sante of North Scottsdale Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better