The Peaks Care and Rehab
370 West 500 North, Orem UT 84057 · (801) 223-4344 · 61.25% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2019 · By Nick Lata
The Peaks Care and Rehab is one of four nursing homes in Orem, Utah. This nursing home received an elite overall score of A+, making it ranked among the top facilities in the city. This truly is impressive given that the city has some quality nursing homes. This is really as good of a nursing home as you're going to find. Headlining this place's remarkable profile is its short-term care rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Our short-term care scores are arguably most important for folks requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. The facility offered roughly one and a half times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average nursing home. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in Utah in this area with 74.5 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
This top-shelf nursing home also performed well in the category of long-term care, where it received a grade of A+. Only a small group of facilities fared better in this area. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. This nursing home is as good as it gets in this area.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Our nursing score considers numerous subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This particular facility provided 6.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This was one of the more impressive totals we found. In addition, we found that a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of providing high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any facility in the country in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these datapoints as predictive measures of the quality of nursing care offered.
Finally, this nursing home has received near flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. This is one of the few facilities in the nation to receive an A- or better in all four categories. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Peaks Care and Rehab Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better