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The Gardens of Scottsdale

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: A
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The Gardens of Scottsdale's website

6001 East Thomas Road,
Scottsdale AZ 85251

(480) 941-2222

80.22% estimated occupancy 1

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

The Gardens of Scottsdale is in the large metropolitan area of Scottsdale, Arizona. This facility was given a superb overall score of A, making it one of the highest rated facilities in Scottsdale. This truly is an impressive accomplishment given that the city features some quality nursing homes. Scottsdale features a slew of nursing homes, however, we question whether you will need to check out too many others. This one looks like a very fine option. We also gave this facility phenomenal scores in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection grades are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Among its many impressive scores, this nursing home was given an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in that area. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 96.739136 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home was given an elite score of A- in our short-term care area. In computing our short-term care scores, we look at a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is more often than not a fair assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the final category, this nursing home also was awarded an impressive nursing grade, with a grade of B+. This finished off an elite report card. Nursing scores are largely associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving residents at least once a day.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Gardens of Scottsdale Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In The Gardens of Scottsdale, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In The Gardens of Scottsdale, 2.25% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients which experienced a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In The Gardens of Scottsdale, 1.58% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In The Gardens of Scottsdale, 11.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay residents which are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In The Gardens of Scottsdale, 16.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In The Gardens of Scottsdale, 2.87% of Patients

This is the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In The Gardens of Scottsdale, 81.19% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In The Gardens of Scottsdale, 12.86% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In The Gardens of Scottsdale, 23.01% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.


Grade: C

In The Gardens of Scottsdale, 1.32 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In The Gardens of Scottsdale, 23.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In The Gardens of Scottsdale, 10.95 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In The Gardens of Scottsdale, 73.63% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Scottsdale, 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-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

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Nearby Hospitals

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  • St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.42 miles away350 West Thomas Road Phoenix Arizona 85013Voluntary non-profit - Church(602) 406-5001
  • Banner Desert Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.62 miles away1400 South Dobson Road Mesa Arizona 85202Voluntary non-profit - Private(480) 412-3000
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Nearby Dialysis

  • Southwest Kidney/Davita-Phoenix Home Dialysis (Dva)1.13 miles away5115 E Thomas Rd Ste 100 Phoenix Arizona 85018Dialysis Stations: 1 (602) 840-0012
  • Salt River Dialysis Center (Fmc)1.66 miles away10301 E Osborn Rd Bldg 14 Scottsdale Arizona 85256Dialysis Stations: 16 (480) 362-1044
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Desert Sage1.76 miles away4901 W Mcdowell Road Suite 120 Phoenix Arizona 85035Dialysis Stations: 25 (602) 272-3116
  • Fmc Old Town Scottsdale1.78 miles away4141 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 100 Scottsdale Arizona 85251Dialysis Stations: 25 (480) 946-1455
  • Papago Dialysis (Dva)2.31 miles away5115 East Thomas, Suite #115 Phoenix Arizona 85018Dialysis Stations: 13 (602) 956-1831
  • Scottsdale Dialysis (Fmc)2.7 miles away1495 N Hayden Ste d1-d4 Scottsdale Arizona 85257Dialysis Stations: 12 (480) 949-7844
  • Arcadia Dialysis Center (Fmc)3.96 miles away4021 N. 30th Street Phoenix Arizona 85016CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (602) 957-2142
  • Scottsdale Dialysis (Dva)4.24 miles away5705 N Scottsdale Rd, Ste 120 Scottsdale Arizona 85250Dialysis Stations: 12 (480) 941-3860