Skip to content

William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: A+Jan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: AAug 22: ASep 22: A
See Rating Overview
William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home's website

700 South Foothill Drive,
Salt Lake City UT 84113

(801) 584-1900

90.37% estimated occupancy 1

William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home is an average-sized nursing home located in Salt Lake City, Utah. This facility is ranked among the top nursing homes we found. A grade of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. Even in a city offering 26 other nursing homes, this nursing home looks like a great option. One of the major highlights of this facility's stellar report card is its nursing score. We discuss nursing in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Utah badge

Top Nursing Home in Utah Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Utah badge

Top Nursing Home in Utah Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in Utah badge

Top Nursing Home in Utah Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
Less:
More:
April
April 1, 2021April 2, 2021April 3, 2021April 4, 2021April 5, 2021April 6, 2021April 7, 2021April 8, 2021April 9, 2021April 10, 2021April 11, 2021April 12, 2021April 13, 2021April 14, 2021April 15, 2021April 16, 2021April 17, 2021April 18, 2021April 19, 2021April 20, 2021April 21, 2021April 22, 2021April 23, 2021April 24, 2021April 25, 2021April 26, 2021April 27, 2021April 28, 2021April 29, 2021April 30, 2021
May
May 1, 2021May 2, 2021May 3, 2021May 4, 2021May 5, 2021May 6, 2021May 7, 2021May 8, 2021May 9, 2021May 10, 2021May 11, 2021May 12, 2021May 13, 2021May 14, 2021May 15, 2021May 16, 2021May 17, 2021May 18, 2021May 19, 2021May 20, 2021May 21, 2021May 22, 2021May 23, 2021May 24, 2021May 25, 2021May 26, 2021May 27, 2021May 28, 2021May 29, 2021May 30, 2021May 31, 2021
June
June 1, 2021June 2, 2021June 3, 2021June 4, 2021June 5, 2021June 6, 2021June 7, 2021June 8, 2021June 9, 2021June 10, 2021June 11, 2021June 12, 2021June 13, 2021June 14, 2021June 15, 2021June 16, 2021June 17, 2021June 18, 2021June 19, 2021June 20, 2021June 21, 2021June 22, 2021June 23, 2021June 24, 2021June 25, 2021June 26, 2021June 27, 2021June 28, 2021June 29, 2021June 30, 2021
July
July 1, 2021July 2, 2021July 3, 2021July 4, 2021July 5, 2021July 6, 2021July 7, 2021July 8, 2021July 9, 2021July 10, 2021July 11, 2021July 12, 2021July 13, 2021July 14, 2021July 15, 2021July 16, 2021July 17, 2021July 18, 2021July 19, 2021July 20, 2021July 21, 2021July 22, 2021July 23, 2021July 24, 2021July 25, 2021July 26, 2021July 27, 2021July 28, 2021July 29, 2021July 30, 2021July 31, 2021
August
August 1, 2021August 2, 2021August 3, 2021August 4, 2021August 5, 2021August 6, 2021August 7, 2021August 8, 2021August 9, 2021August 10, 2021August 11, 2021August 12, 2021August 13, 2021August 14, 2021August 15, 2021August 16, 2021August 17, 2021August 18, 2021August 19, 2021August 20, 2021August 21, 2021August 22, 2021August 23, 2021August 24, 2021August 25, 2021August 26, 2021August 27, 2021August 28, 2021August 29, 2021August 30, 2021August 31, 2021
September
September 1, 2021September 2, 2021September 3, 2021September 4, 2021September 5, 2021September 6, 2021September 7, 2021September 8, 2021September 9, 2021September 10, 2021September 11, 2021September 12, 2021September 13, 2021September 14, 2021September 15, 2021September 16, 2021September 17, 2021September 18, 2021September 19, 2021September 20, 2021September 21, 2021September 22, 2021September 23, 2021September 24, 2021September 25, 2021September 26, 2021September 27, 2021September 28, 2021September 29, 2021September 30, 2021
October
October 1, 2021October 2, 2021October 3, 2021October 4, 2021October 5, 2021October 6, 2021October 7, 2021October 8, 2021October 9, 2021October 10, 2021October 11, 2021October 12, 2021October 13, 2021October 14, 2021October 15, 2021October 16, 2021October 17, 2021October 18, 2021October 19, 2021October 20, 2021October 21, 2021October 22, 2021October 23, 2021October 24, 2021October 25, 2021October 26, 2021October 27, 2021October 28, 2021October 29, 2021October 30, 2021October 31, 2021
November
November 1, 2021November 2, 2021November 3, 2021November 4, 2021November 5, 2021November 6, 2021November 7, 2021November 8, 2021November 9, 2021November 10, 2021November 11, 2021November 12, 2021November 13, 2021November 14, 2021November 15, 2021November 16, 2021November 17, 2021November 18, 2021November 19, 2021November 20, 2021November 21, 2021November 22, 2021November 23, 2021November 24, 2021November 25, 2021November 26, 2021November 27, 2021November 28, 2021November 29, 2021November 30, 2021
December
December 1, 2021December 2, 2021December 3, 2021December 4, 2021December 5, 2021December 6, 2021December 7, 2021December 8, 2021December 9, 2021December 10, 2021December 11, 2021December 12, 2021December 13, 2021December 14, 2021December 15, 2021December 16, 2021December 17, 2021December 18, 2021December 19, 2021December 20, 2021December 21, 2021December 22, 2021December 23, 2021December 24, 2021December 25, 2021December 26, 2021December 27, 2021December 28, 2021December 29, 2021December 30, 2021December 31, 2021
January
January 1, 2022January 2, 2022January 3, 2022January 4, 2022January 5, 2022January 6, 2022January 7, 2022January 8, 2022January 9, 2022January 10, 2022January 11, 2022January 12, 2022January 13, 2022January 14, 2022January 15, 2022January 16, 2022January 17, 2022January 18, 2022January 19, 2022January 20, 2022January 21, 2022January 22, 2022January 23, 2022January 24, 2022January 25, 2022January 26, 2022January 27, 2022January 28, 2022January 29, 2022January 30, 2022January 31, 2022
February
February 1, 2022February 2, 2022February 3, 2022February 4, 2022February 5, 2022February 6, 2022February 7, 2022February 8, 2022February 9, 2022February 10, 2022February 11, 2022February 12, 2022February 13, 2022February 14, 2022February 15, 2022February 16, 2022February 17, 2022February 18, 2022February 19, 2022February 20, 2022February 21, 2022February 22, 2022February 23, 2022February 24, 2022February 25, 2022February 26, 2022February 27, 2022February 28, 2022
March
March 1, 2022March 2, 2022March 3, 2022March 4, 2022March 5, 2022March 6, 2022March 7, 2022March 8, 2022March 9, 2022March 10, 2022March 11, 2022March 12, 2022March 13, 2022March 14, 2022March 15, 2022March 16, 2022March 17, 2022March 18, 2022March 19, 2022March 20, 2022March 21, 2022March 22, 2022March 23, 2022March 24, 2022March 25, 2022March 26, 2022March 27, 2022March 28, 2022March 29, 2022March 30, 2022March 31, 2022

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. We weighed the qualifications of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses were with patients, in calculating our score in this category. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its top-shelf resume, this facility also received a strong short-term care grade, with a score of A. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Moving on to our last category, this nursing home was given a high-end long-term care rating. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in this area, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 6.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents that are suffering from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of long-term patients who experienced falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 2.65% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 21.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 10.85% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 83% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 14% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 18.79% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Some argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 0.9 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 18.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 72.2% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced 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 performance.

Scores for Salt Lake City, UT

  • 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 B-plus

Looking for more options? Salt Lake City, Utah has 25 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Primary Childrens HospitalChildrens 1.37 miles away100 North Mario Capecchi Drive Salt Lake City Utah 84113Voluntary non-profit - Private(801) 662-6212
  • University of Utah Hospitals and ClinicsAcute Care Hospitals 1.37 miles away50 North Medical Drive Salt Lake City Utah 84132Government - State(801) 581-2121
  • Salt Lake Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.92 miles away1050 East South Temple Salt Lake City Utah 84102Proprietary(801) 350-4111
  • Lds HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.12 miles away8th Avenue and C Street Salt Lake City Utah 84143Voluntary non-profit - Private(801) 408-1100
  • St Mark's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.72 miles away1200 East 3900 South Salt Lake City Utah 84124Proprietary(801) 268-7700
  • Intermountain Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.26 miles away5121 South Cottonwood Street Salt Lake City Utah 84107Voluntary non-profit - Private(801) 507-7000
  • Lakeview HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.5 miles away630 East Medical Drive Bountiful Utah 84010Voluntary non-profit - Other(801) 299-2200
  • Alta View HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.17 miles away9660 South 1300 East Sandy Utah 84094Voluntary non-profit - Private(801) 501-2600

Nearby Dialysis

  • Kolff Dialysis Center/Univ. Of Utah0.47 miles away423 Wakara Way Suite 200 Salt Lake City Utah 84108Dialysis Stations: 17 (801) 581-3981
  • Primary Children's Dialysis Center1.35 miles away81 North Mario Capecchi Dr Salt Lake City Utah 84113Dialysis Stations: 6 (801) 662-7600
  • Utah Dialysis Lab3.15 miles away1000 S Main St Ste 105 Salt Lake City Utah 84101Dialysis Stations: 19 (801) 408-1400
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Wasatch5.21 miles away3702 South State Street, Suite 101 Salt Lake City Utah 84115CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (801) 904-4407
  • Intermountain Medical Center Dialysis Services6.97 miles away74 West Vine Street Salt Lake City Utah 84107CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (801) 507-9000
  • West Valley Dialysis Clinic8.96 miles away3854 W 5400 S Salt Lake City Utah 84129CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (801) 969-6801
  • Fresenius Kidney Care West Salt Lake8.98 miles away4101 West Pioneer Parkway Suite 101 Salt Lake City Utah 84120Dialysis Stations: 13 (801) 966-9978
  • Oquirrh Artificial Kidney Center9.46 miles away5320 South 2700 West Salt Lake City Utah 84129CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (801) 417-9900