Note: Sun West Choice Healthcare & Rehab has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Sun West Choice Healthcare & Rehab is a large nursing home in Sun City West, Arizona. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a lower end nursing home. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Sun City West. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was inspections, which is addressed in the next section.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B-
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Historical

Although we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we wanted to note its decent health inspections in recent years. We awarded it a somewhat respectable grade of B- in that category. We believe that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Nurse Quality

B-
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Historical

We also awarded this facility a grade of B- for our nursing rating. Our nursing rating is mostly based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also considered some quality-based metrics. This facility fared well in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. For example, in terms of the number of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this nursing home outpaced the national average. This is often a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented with better nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
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Historical

We also gave this facility a decent score in the category of short-term care, with a B-. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is generally a fair assessment of a facility's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who returned home from this facility and discovered this was this facility's strongest datapoint within this category. We found that it performed well in this area with 62.3 percent of its residents returning home. Most nursing homes are below 50 percent in this statistic.

Long-term Care Quality

C
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Historical

The final area we looked at was long-term care. For this category, we awarded this facility a C. In determining these long-term care grades, we assess the facility's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. 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.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Sun West Choice Healthcare & Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
B+
5.88%
State
B
8.09%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have experienced a fall resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing ratings.

Provider
B-
4.01%
State
B+
2.57%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who had a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Provider
A-
1.25%
State
B+
1.87%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
B-
16.81%
State
B+
11.98%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
B
20.23%
State
B+
17.65%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percentage of residents showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.

Provider
B+
1.09%
State
A-
2.46%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
84.24%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
C
19.64%
State
B+
12.56%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.

Provider
B-
14.16%
State
B
17.68%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
A
0.8
State
B+
1.37
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
B+
14.16
State
B
17.68
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

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.

Provider
C
11.93
State
B
10.2
National
B
10.26

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.

Provider
B
69.77%
State
B-
66.54%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center 0.51 mi
14502 West Meeker Boulevard Sun City West Arizona 85375
(623) 524-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Banner Boswell Medical Center 6 mi
10401 West Thunderbird Boulevard Sun City Arizona 85351
(623) 832-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Abrazo Arrowhead Campus 9.25 mi
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(623) 561-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center 11.19 mi
5555 West Thunderbird Road Glendale Arizona 85306
(602) 865-4470
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Abrazo West Campus 13.43 mi
13677 West Mcdowell Road Goodyear Arizona 85395
(623) 882-1970
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Banner Estrella Medical Center 13.86 mi
9201 West Thomas Road Phoenix Arizona 85037
(623) 327-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Copper Springs Hospital, LLC 14.15 mi
10550 West Mcdowell Road Avondale Arizona 85392
(480) 565-3035
Psychiatric
Proprietary
Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center 14.18 mi
19829 North 27th Avenue Phoenix Arizona 85027
(623) 879-6100
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

West Brook Dialysis (Dva) 0.12 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
13907 W Camino Del Sol Sun City West Arizona 85375
(623) 214-7088
Grand Home Dialysis (Dva) 0.98 mi
Dialysis Stations: 4
14674 W Mountain View Blvd Ste 204 Surprise Arizona 85374
(623) 546-6120
Granite Valley Dialysis (Fmc) 1.27 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
14510 W Shumway Dr Ste 100 Sun City West Arizona 85375
(623) 546-2718
Sun City West Dialysis (Fmc) 2.68 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
12213 W Bell Road Ste 110 Surprise Arizona 85374
(623) 583-8865
Palm Brook Dialysis Center (Dva) 5.04 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
14664 N Del Webb Blvd Sun City Arizona 85351
(623) 583-6550
Sun City Dialysis (Fmc) 5.79 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
10050 W Bell Rd Ste 29-31 Sun City Arizona 85351
(623) 815-1770
Desert Dialysis Srvs Inc-Sun City (Dva) 6.4 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
13000 N 103rd Ave Ste 66 Sun City Arizona 85351
(623) 583-3131
Phoenix Artificial Kidney Center (Fmc) 6.9 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
13090 N 94th Dr Ste 100 Peoria Arizona 85381
(623) 974-5851