The Terraces of Phoenix is one of a variety of nursing home options to decide among in Phoenix, Arizona. This facility is ranked among the highest-graded nursing homes we assessed. Receiving an A+ in our rating scheme requires excellent scores across the board. Based on the data we reviewed, you can't go wrong with this nursing home. If you look further down this page, you can see this facility's category grades, which look to be just as impressive as its overall grade.
The Terraces of Phoenix
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
7550 North 16th Street,
Phoenix AZ 85020
60.62% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
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. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. In determining our nursing ratings, we assess both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided 5.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is among the highest totals in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are really impressed by both of these statistics. In addition to offering impressive levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a grade of of A+ for its long-term care grade. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to looking at the elite level of care provided by nurses aids and other staff at this nursing home, we also were impressed by the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last area, this facility also received an A+ short-term care grade, leaving it as one of an elite group of facilities to receive straight A+'s. Our short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. This nursing home excelled in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it provided more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than a typical nursing home. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that returned home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Arizona in this area with 65.7 percent of its patients returning home. With most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Terraces of Phoenix Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Terraces of Phoenix, 8.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Terraces of Phoenix, 2.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Terraces of Phoenix, 1.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Terraces of Phoenix, 11.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Terraces of Phoenix, 16.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Terraces of Phoenix, 2.89% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Terraces of Phoenix, 82.88% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Terraces of Phoenix, 12.86% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Terraces of Phoenix, 23.01% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Terraces of Phoenix, 23.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Terraces of Phoenix, 10.98 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Terraces of Phoenix, 73.79% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Phoenix, AZ
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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