The Health Care Center-Forum Tucson
2500 North Rosemont Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85712 · (520) 325-4800 · 27.61% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Mar 1, 2019 · By Nick Lata
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.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 67 Beds
For profit - Corporation
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.
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
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
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.
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