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William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home

Updated May 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: A
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700 South Foothill Drive,
Salt Lake City UT 84113

(801) 584-1900

85.67% estimated occupancy 1

William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home is in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is one of the largest cities in the nation. This facility was given an elite overall rating of A, making it ranked among the five best facilities in the city. This is really as good of a nursing home as you're going to find. This nursing home also received phenomenal grades in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Nursing ratings are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provided 4.1 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is among the better totals in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most highly skilled levels of nurses. We are very impressed by both of these figures. On top of offering impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed as well as any facility in Utah in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition, this nursing home also received a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that area with an A. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was given a first-rate grade of A in our short-term care category. Our short-term care scores are believed to be most critical for residents needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. One reason for this facility's favorable grade in this category is that it provides more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility permanently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the final category we rated, this nursing home was awarded an impressive grade grade of A- in our long-term care category. With this score, the facility finished off a straight A report card. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to offering very impressive levels of nursing care and other staffing, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This percentage is also significantly better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 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 18Jun 22

William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 5.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 2.64% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 14.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 21.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 11.43% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 83.42% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 13.23% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 18.94% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A+

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 0.9 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-minus

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 18.94 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, 71.32% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.

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 A-minus

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Nearby Hospitals

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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

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