Thatcher Brook Rehabilitation & Care Center
1795 South Chelemes Way, Clearfield UT 84015 · (801) 614-5700 · 96% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Thatcher Brook Rehabilitation & Care Center is a small nursing home located in Clearfield, Utah. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is one of our better grades. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities nationally. If you scroll down, you will see this place's category scores, which are also strong.
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For profit - Partnership
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In determining these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. This place is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. The facility provided approximately one and a half times as many registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average nursing home. This is what we like to find when assessing a nursing home in this category. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the nation with 70.1 percent of its residents returning home.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an A-. Our nursing grade assesses the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provided 6.1 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This was one of the better figures we found. In addition, we found that a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any facility in the state in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Tallying another strong category grade, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a score of A-. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated is long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home an impressive grade of B. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home submitted vaccination data. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Thatcher Brook Rehabilitation & Care Center 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. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better