Note: Data for The Health Care Center-Forum Tucson has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

The Health Care Center-Forum Tucson is in Tucson, Arizona. This city is among the largest metropolitan areas in the nation with has a total of 880,383 people. This nursing home was given an impressive overall rating of A+, resulting in it being ranked among the best nursing homes in Tucson. This truly is an impressive accomplishment since the city is actually one of the most promising areas in the state when it comes to nursing home ratings. Even in a city featuring 22 nursing homes, this nursing home really stands out as a superb selection. Finally, this proved to be a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong grades in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 67 Beds


For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Facility Inspections

Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this nursing home had some 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.

Nurse Quality

Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+

This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. Our nursing grade is largely tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility boasts a really impressive 7 hours of nursing care per patient daily, of which a significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in Arizona in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Long-term Care Quality

Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+

Another strength for this facility is long-term care, where it received an A+ score. This is just about as dominant as it gets in this area. 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. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. It doesn't look like this nursing home provided data regarding vaccinations. 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 only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A

Moving on to our final category, this nursing home also performed well in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it an A in this category. This completed a straight A report card. Our short-term care grade is often employed to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To provide highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This place excelled in two key staffing areas we assessed. In fact, it offered about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the typical nursing home. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

The Health Care Center-Forum Tucson Quality Metrics

Frequency Of ER Visits

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of long-term patient care.


ER visits per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.


Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

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


Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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5301 East Grant Road Tucson Arizona 85712
(520) 327-5461
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Palo Verde Behavioral Health 0.56 mi
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St. Mary's Hospital 6.96 mi
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Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital 8.49 mi
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Northwest Medical Center 8.81 mi
6200 North La Cholla Boulevard Tucson Arizona 85741
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Acute Care Hospitals

Nearby Dialysis

Swan Dialysis 0.94 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1635 N Swan Road Tucson Arizona 85712
(520) 327-1125
East Tucson (Fmc) 1.77 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
5555 E 5th St #155 Tucson Arizona 85711
(520) 790-0461
Tucson Central Dialysis (Dva) 2.6 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
2901 E Grant Rd Tucson Arizona 85716
(520) 325-3408
Tucson East Dialysis (Dva) 2.93 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
6420 E Broadway Blvd Ste c300 Tucson Arizona 85710
(520) 790-2775
Desert Dialysis Center (Dci) 3.55 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
2022 E Prince Rd Tucson Arizona 85719
(520) 327-0007
Banner University Medical Center Pediatric Outpatient Dialysis Unit 3.68 mi
Dialysis Stations: 4
PO Box 245148 Tucson Arizona 85724
(520) 694-7176
Tucson West Dialysis Center (Fmc) 5.25 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
100 W Grant Rd Tucson Arizona 85705
(520) 624-0266
Northwest Tucson Dialysis (Dva) 6.27 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
2945 W Ina Rd Ste 105 Tucson Arizona 85741
(520) 797-0049