South Mountain Post Acute is a large facility in Phoenix, Arizona. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this nursing home proved to be a slightly superior option to the vast majority of the nursing homes in Phoenix. Based on our analysis, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
South Mountain Post Acute
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ inspections in recent years. Its inspections are virtually flawless. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area typically have very few severe 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, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home received impressive marks in the category of long-term care as well. As a result, we gave it one of our most dominant scores in that area with a area of A-. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 99.528305 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our third area, this facility received a strong short-term care grade. In that category, we gave this facility a A-. In the area of short-term care, we strive to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The next category we rated is nursing, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of C. This ended up being this facility's worst category. This is nevertheless not a terrible score. There are quite a few criteria within this category. Many of these subcategories are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a lower figure than we were hoping for. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this area. This is often an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving a resident more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
South Mountain Post Acute Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In South Mountain Post Acute, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In South Mountain Post Acute, 2.25% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In South Mountain Post Acute, 1.58% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In South Mountain Post Acute, 11.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In South Mountain Post Acute, 16.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In South Mountain Post Acute, 2.87% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In South Mountain Post Acute, 81.19% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In South Mountain Post Acute, 12.86% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In South Mountain Post Acute, 23.01% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In South Mountain Post Acute, 23.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In South Mountain Post Acute, 10.95 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In South Mountain Post Acute, 73.63% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
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
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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