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Sun Health La Loma Care Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: AOct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: A
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14260 South Denny Boulevard,
Litchfield Park AZ 85340

(623) 537-7400

55.58% estimated occupancy 1

Sun Health La Loma Care Center is a small non-profit nursing home located in Litchfield Park, Arizona. This nursing home turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a truly elite grade. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the United States. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category ratings, which are also quite good.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. Our nursing rating features several subcategories. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides an incredible 6.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Out of that total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this facility was also above average in each of the major quality-based metrics we looked at in this category. By way of illustration, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These datapoints are generally good indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home offers.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This top notch facility also was superb in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a score of A+. Very few nursing homes performed better in this category. In forming our short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in this area with 66.9 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most nursing homes.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to resident safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next category we graded is long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B. Even though this is its least impressive category grade, this is nevertheless an impressive rating. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered on top of this facility's impressive nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for seniors. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Sun Health La Loma Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Sun Health La Loma Care Center, 8.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This measures the percent of long-term patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Sun Health La Loma Care Center, 2.27% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Sun Health La Loma Care Center, 1.6% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Sun Health La Loma Care Center, 11.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Sun Health La Loma Care Center, 16.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Sun Health La Loma Care Center, 2.89% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Sun Health La Loma Care Center, 82.88% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Sun Health La Loma Care Center, 12.86% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Sun Health La Loma Care Center, 23.01% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' mental and physical health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Sun Health La Loma Care Center, 23.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Sun Health La Loma Care Center, 10.98 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Sun Health La Loma Care Center, 73.79% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.

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Nearby Dialysis

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