24th
99
6.58%
3.57stars
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Utah Quality Metrics

Minimizes 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.

B+
6.58%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes 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.

B
3.44%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygeine. 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.

B
2.84%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses 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.

B+
12.84%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses 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.

B-
22.7%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.

B-
7.78%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

B-
84.07%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

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.

B+
12.54%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

B
15.77%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

A-
1.16

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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.

B
15.77

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

B
10.68

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

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.

B
67.1%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Utah's
Nursing Home Quality
B+
B
Long-Term Care
A-
Inspection Reports
B+
Nurse Quality
A-
Short-Term Care
More information about Utah
Number of Hospitals: 52
Number of Dialysis facilities: 46
Number of Medicaid beds: 8,499

Best Nurse Quality

  1. Logan Regional Hospital Transitional Care Unit
  2. Franklin County Transitional Care
  3. George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home
  4. Southern Utah Veterans Home - Ivins
  5. Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home
Utah is ranked as the 24th best state in the nation for nurse quality.

Best Short Term Care

  1. The Peaks Care and Rehab
  2. Aspen Park Rehabilitation
  3. Pine View Transitional Rehab
  4. Fairfield Village Rehabilitation
  5. Logan Regional Hospital Transitional Care Unit
Utah is ranked as the 7th best state in the nation for short term care.

Best Long Term Care

  1. Maple Springs Senior Living
  2. South Davis Specialty Care
  3. Logan Regional Hospital Transitional Care Unit
  4. The Peaks Care and Rehab
  5. Aspen Park Rehabilitation
Utah is ranked as the 36th best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. Advanced Health Care of St George
  2. Pine View Transitional Rehab
  3. George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home
  4. Legacy Village Rehabilitation
  5. Logan Regional Hospital Transitional Care Unit
Utah is ranked as the 32nd best state in the nation for inspection ratings.

Utah cities

City # of Nursing Homes # of Dialysis within 10 miles # of Hospitals within 10 miles Average Nursing Home Rating
American Fork234
A
Bountiful566
A-
Brigham City201
B+
Cedar City221
A-
Clearfield274
B+
Draper156
B
Layton174
A+
Lehi110
A-
Logan412
A
Ogden1083
B
Orem566
A-
Payson221
A-
Pleasant Grove121
B
Price211
A-
Provo145
C
Richfield211
B
Riverton233
A-
Roy1104
C
Saint George621
A-
Salt Lake City28910
B
Sandy188
B
South Jordan176
A-
Spanish Fork121
B+
Tooele110
B
West Jordan198
B-