Uintah Health Care Special Service District is in Vernal, Utah. With an overall score of A, this is undoubtedly a superb facility. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the 25 best facilities in Utah. This place also received very consistent ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
Uintah Health Care Special Service District
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
510 South 500 West,
Vernal UT 84078
32.63% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. The nursing grade weighs quite a few subcategories, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provided 5.8 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is among the higher figures in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more skilled levels of nurses. We are very impressed by these figures. In addition to offering impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home was also above average in each of the major quality-based metrics we looked at in this category. By way of illustration, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These statistics are generally reliable measures of the quality of nursing care a nursing home offers.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given superb marks in the area of short-term care. As a result, it received one of our most impressive scores in that area with a grade of A+. In forming our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. This place is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. In fact, it supplied roughly 1.5 times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The last datapoint 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 fared as well as just about any nursing home in Utah in this area with 62.9 percent of its patients returning home. With most facilities, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
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Another impressive feature of this nursing home is its inspection score. In that category, we awarded this facility an impressive grade of A. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care. This nursing home was given an impressive nursing grade in our assessment, with a grade of B. Although this is not nearly as dominant as many of its other category grades, this remains one of the stronger scores for that area. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the statistics we considered in addition to this facility's impressive nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the elderly. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Uintah Health Care Special Service District Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 5.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 2.64% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 14.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 21.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 11.43% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 83.42% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 18.94% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 0.9 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 18.94 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 10.55 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Uintah Health Care Special Service District, 71.32% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.
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