The Forum at Tucson is in Tucson, Arizona. The city has many options. It looks like this nursing home is one of the top facilities we assessed. Being awarded an A+ in our rating scheme requires excellent marks across the board. Based on our assessment, this facility is really as good as it gets. This facility also received strong grades in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
The Forum at Tucson
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Mar 1, 2019 by Nick Reese
Note: Data for The Forum at Tucson has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
In addition to being an elite facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Very few nursing homes performed this well in this area. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an A+. The nursing rating considers many factors. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provided 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was elite in the category of long-term care, where it received a grade of A. Very few nursing homes performed better in this category. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate this facility's vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our next category, this nursing home received a very strong short-term care score. We awarded it a grade of A in this area, rounding out a straight A profile. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Forum at Tucson Quality Metrics
Frequency Of ER Visits
In The Forum at Tucson, 0 ER visits per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of long-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Forum at Tucson, 10.95 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Forum at Tucson, 73.63% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Tucson, AZ
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- 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
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