Nursing Homes in Utah
- 15thNational Rank
- 97Nursing Homes
- 6.04%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 3.37/5Average CMS Rating
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Utah Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Utah, 6.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Utah, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that had a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Utah, 2.65% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Utah, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Utah, 21.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Utah, 10.85% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Utah, 83% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Utah, 14% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Utah, 18.79% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Utah, 0.9 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Utah, 18.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Utah, 10.55 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Utah, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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