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Nursing Homes in Utah

  • 17th
    National Rank
  • 75
    Nursing Homes
  • 5.88%
    Patients with pressure ulcers
  • 3.66/5
    Average CMS Rating

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Utah Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: C

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B-minus

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.


Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B-minus

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.

Utah cities

City . Ascending order# of Nursing Homes . No order set# of Dialysis within 10 miles . No order set# of Hospitals within 10 miles . No order setAverage Nursing Home Rating . No order set
American Fork234
Grade: A-minus
Grade: B-plus
Cedar City221
Grade: A-minus
Grade: B-plus
Grade: A-plus
Grade: B
Grade: A
Grade: B-minus
Grade: A-minus
Grade: B
Pleasant Grove121
Grade: B-minus
Grade: A-minus
Grade: F
Saint George621
Grade: B-plus
Salt Lake City21910
Grade: B
South Jordan176
Grade: A
Spanish Fork121
Grade: B
Grade: B
West Jordan198
Grade: B-plus