Nursing Homes in Utah
- 17thNational Rank
- 75Nursing Homes
- 5.88%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 3.66/5Average CMS Rating
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Utah Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Utah, 5.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Utah, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents who experienced falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Utah, 2.64% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Utah, 14.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Utah, 21.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Utah, 11.43% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Utah, 83.42% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Utah, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Utah, 18.94% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Utah, 0.9 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Utah, 18.94 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Utah, 10.55 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Utah, 71.32% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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