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Uintah Health Care Special Service District

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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510 South 500 West,
Vernal UT 84078

36.18% estimated occupancy 1

Uintah Health Care Special Service District is in Vernal, Utah, a city with a total of 25,851 people. With an overall rating of A, this is undoubtedly a first-rate nursing home. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top ten percent of all facilities in the country. If you look below, you can see this place's category ratings, which are also quite good.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - County

Specialized Services

  • Physical Therapy

Awards

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Top Nursing Home in Utah Awards 2019

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Best Nursing Home in Utah Awards 2020

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Best Nursing Home in Utah Awards 2021

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to a phenomenal overall grade, this facility also received A+ nursing grade. Our nursing grade looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning residents more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

An additional reason we assessed this facility so favorably is that it was given an A+ short-term care grade. This is just about as elite as it gets in this area. In forming these short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

We awarded this facility a grade of A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last category we assessed is long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a strong grade of B. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Uintah Health Care Special Service District Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 3.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who have had a fall leading to major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 3.4% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents which had a UTI. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 52.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 27.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 32.43% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 100% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 8.27% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 8.94% of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 0.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 8.94% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 11.33% of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 78.62% of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Ashley Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.77 miles away150 West 100 North Vernal Utah 84078Proprietary(435) 789-3342

Nearby Dialysis

  • Uintah Basin Med Ctr Dialysis- Vernal0.73 miles away224 E 500 S Ste A Vernal Utah 84078Dialysis Stations: 10 (435) 781-2335