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The Forum at Desert Harbor

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Updated Jul 1, 2021 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 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: A+Oct 20: A+Nov 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+
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The Forum at Desert Harbor's website

13840 North Desert Harbor Drive,
Peoria AZ 85381

(623) 972-0995

26.66% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for The Forum at Desert Harbor has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

The Forum at Desert Harbor is a small facility located in Peoria, Arizona. This facility is one of the highest-rated facilities we looked at. In fact, it was given our very best grade. In fact, we ranked this nursing home number 85 in the United States. This puts it in the top one percent of all nursing homes. If you look further down this page, you will see this facility's category scores, which are just as impressive as its overall grade.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Aquatic Therapy


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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility has received near flawless health inspections recently. We gave them an A+ in this category. Our inspection ratings are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 3 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

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also was given an A+ short-term care grade, rendering it one of the few facilities to be awarded more than one A+ category scores. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this area is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 7.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing grades are based largely on nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

The last category we graded was long-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of A. This finished off a very impressive report card. Very few facilities received an A- or higher in every single category. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were not able to locate this place's vaccination data. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization 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 18Dec 23

The Forum at Desert Harbor Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In The Forum at Desert Harbor, 8.56% of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In The Forum at Desert Harbor, 74.63% of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Peoria, AZ

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

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Nearby Dialysis

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