Wellsprings Therapy Center of Phoenix
3008 North 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85012 · (602) 313-6000 · 90.43% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Wellsprings Therapy Center of Phoenix is a small nursing home located in Phoenix, Arizona. It looks like this nursing home is among the highest-rated facilities we assessed. A grade of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. Phoenix has a variety of nursing homes, however, it is doubtful you will need to visit too many others. This one looks like a first class option. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection score. This is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can offer a nursing home. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor dings aren't something to panic about.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility was given dominant marks in the category of short-term care. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that area with a grade of A+. In computing our short-term care ratings, we assess a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is often a useful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about one and a half times as many hours of services from registered nurses and physical therapists than most nursing homes we assessed. This is an encouraging sign. The final measure we looked at in this area is the number 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 nursing home in Arizona in this area with 71.4 percent of its residents returning home.
In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provided 5 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This was one of the more impressive figures we found. In addition, we found that a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of offering high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in Arizona in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these areas as reliable measures of the caliber of nursing care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last area, this facility was awarded a very strong long-term care grade. Although this isn't quite as good as many of its other scores, this is nevertheless one of our stronger grades a facility can receive. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down this place's vaccination data. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wellsprings Therapy Center of Phoenix Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better