The Forum at Desert Harbor
13840 North Desert Harbor Drive, Peoria AZ 85381 · (623) 972-0995 · 28.77% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
The Forum at Desert Harbor is a small nursing home in Peoria, Arizona. We gave this nursing home a very impressive overall score of A+. It graded out better than many of the facilities in Peoria by a wide margin. We couldn't find many negative things to say about this place. Its ratings are impeccable. If you look further down this page, you can see this facility's category ratings, which look to be just as impressive as its overall score.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. This facility is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. In fact, it provided roughly 1.5 times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical nursing home. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Arizona in this area with 74.9 percent of its patients returning home.
This facility also received an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the few places to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This is based on the place's inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the biggest complements we can pay to a nursing home. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. 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.
This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. Our nursing score weighs numerous subcategories. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility provides an incredible 5.9 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Out of this total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the state when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
In our final area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our long-term care score. This completed a very favorable report card. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's 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. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home submitted vaccination data. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Forum at Desert Harbor Quality Metrics
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.
Percent of Patients
Higher 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.
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.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better