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Desert Life Rehabilitation and Care Center

1919 W Medical St
Tucson, AZ 85704-1133
(520) 297-8311
Fax: (520) 544-0930
Services Offered:
Skilled Nursing
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Licenses
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Eligibility
    All genders welcome
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided 24 hours a day
    Physician care by routine visit
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Catheter management
    Foot care
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Toileting
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Occupational therapy
    Physical therapy
    Restorative therapy
    Speech therapy
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Hit, kick, or act physically aggressive
    Yell, curse, or act verbally aggressive
    Do not sleep through the night
    Become disoriented
    Pace or rummage habitually
    Seek exits
    Wander
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Diet
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Staff-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Arthritis
    Asthma
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Broken bones
    Cancer
    Colostomy/urostomy care needs
    Depression
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Heart disease or heart failure
    Immune deficiency
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Management of a feeding tube
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Multiple sclerosis
    Osteoporosis
    Parkinson's disease
    Stroke
    Tendency to fall
    Wound treatment
    Memory Care
    Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Provided
    Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
    Stage 1: no impairment
    Stage 2: very mild decline
    Stage 3: mild decline
    Stage 4: moderate decline
    Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
    Stage 6: moderately severe
    Stage 7: severe, late-stage
    Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
    Family members able to join at mealtime
    Family members able to participate in care plan
    Regular assessments by interdisciplinary staff
    Daily planned recreational and social activities
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Accommodations
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    Rehabilitation care
    Smoking accommodations are provided
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour controlled access
    24 hour up and awake night staff
    Door alarms
    Emergency in-room call system
    Fire sprinkler system
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Cable hook up
    Private telephone line
    Wheel-in shower
    Walk-in shower
    Wheelchair access
    Community
    This facility is a residential home
    Number of residents: 230
    Dietary Options
    Ethnic meals
    Gluten-free meals
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Kosher meals available
    Meals Provided
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Snacks
    Dining Styles
    Restaurant style
    Family style
    Room service as needed
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Clubhouse or meeting rooms
    Computer and internet access
    Housekeeping
    Laundry service
    Maintenance director
    Cost
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Long term care insurance
    Medicaid
    Medicare
    Private funds
    Residents
    Number of residents in certified beds : 125
    General
    Provider type
    Medicare and Medicaid KINDRED NURSING CENTERS WEST LLC
    Date first approved to provide Medicare and Medicaid services : 4/17/1979
    With a Resident and Family Council
    Resident
    Automatic fire sprinkler systems in all required areas
    Yes
    Star Ratings
    Desert Life Rehabilitation and Care Center exceeds average state scores in 2 of 5 areas.
    Desert Life Rehabilitation and Care Center exceeds average region scores in 2 of 5 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0 stars
    1 stars
    2 stars
    3 stars
    4 stars
    5 stars
    Overall Rating
     
     
     
     
    2 stars
    3.5 stars
    3.58 stars
    Health Inspection Rating
     
     
     
     
    1 stars
    2.91 stars
    2.9 stars
    Quality Measures Rating
     
     
     
     
    5 stars
    3.91 stars
    4.17 stars
    Staffing Rating
     
     
     
     
    4 stars
    3.67 stars
    3.63 stars
    Registered Nurse Staffing Rating
     
     
     
     
    3 stars
    3.74 stars
    3.46 stars
    0 stars
    1 stars
    2 stars
    3 stars
    4 stars
    5 stars
    Staff
    Desert Life Rehabilitation and Care Center exceeds average state scores in 2 of 14 areas.
    Desert Life Rehabilitation and Care Center exceeds average region scores in 1 of 14 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0 hours
    2.4 hours
    4.8 hours
    7.2 hours
    9.6 hours
    12 hours
    Reported Certified Nursing Assistant staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    2.24 hours
    2.58 hours
    2.67 hours
    Reported Licensed Practical Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    1.01 hours
    0.9 hours
    1.04 hours
    Reported Registered Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    0.57 hours
    1.03 hours
    0.82 hours
    Reported licensed staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    1.58 hours
    1.93 hours
    1.85 hours
    Reported total Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    3.82 hours
    4.51 hours
    4.52 hours
    Reported Physical Therapist staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    0.06 hours
    0.15 hours
    0.13 hours
    Expected Certified Nursing Assistant staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    2.42 hours
    2.43 hours
    2.44 hours
    Expected Licensed Practical Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    0.66 hours
    0.69 hours
    0.69 hours
    Expected Registered Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    1.06 hours
    1.18 hours
    1.2 hours
    Expected total Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    4.14 hours
    4.31 hours
    4.33 hours
    Adjusted Certified Nursing Assistant staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    2.28 hours
    2.61 hours
    2.71 hours
    Adjusted Licensed Practical Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    1.26 hours
    1.08 hours
    1.26 hours
    Adjusted Registered Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    0.4 hours
    0.64 hours
    0.51 hours
    Adjusted total Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    3.72 hours
    4.23 hours
    4.25 hours
    0 hours
    2.4 hours
    4.8 hours
    7.2 hours
    9.6 hours
    12 hours
    Quality Measures for Long-Stay Patients
    Desert Life Rehabilitation and Care Center exceeds average state scores in 3 of 13 areas.
    Desert Life Rehabilitation and Care Center exceeds average region scores in 4 of 13 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Percent of long stay residents whose need for help with ADLS has increased
     
     
     
     
    18.4%
    14.68%
    15.55%
    Percent of long stay residents who self report moderate to severe pain
     
     
     
     
    20.5%
    12.34%
    10.95%
    Percent of high risk long stay residents with pressure ulcers
     
     
     
     
    1.8%
    6.31%
    5.74%
    Percent of long stay residents who lose too much weight
     
     
     
     
    4.5%
    7.19%
    8%
    Percent of low risk long stay residents who lose control of their bowel or bladder
     
     
     
     
    51.2%
    51.68%
    58.52%
    Percent of long stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
     
     
     
     
    4%
    4.6%
    4.3%
    Percent of long stay residents with a urinary tract infection
     
     
     
     
    2.4%
    6.46%
    6.44%
    Percent of long stay residents who have depressive symptoms
     
     
     
     
    2.5%
    4.55%
    2.48%
    Percent of long stay residents who were physically restrained
     
     
     
     
    0.3%
    0.81%
    0.36%
    Percent of long stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
     
     
     
     
    0.7%
    2.78%
    2.51%
    Percent of long stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
     
     
     
     
    97.9%
    95.13%
    95.26%
    Percent of long stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
     
     
     
     
    82.5%
    96.48%
    95.64%
    Percent of long stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
     
     
     
     
    14.6%
    21.31%
    22.23%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Quality Measures for Short-Stay Patients
    Desert Life Rehabilitation and Care Center exceeds average state scores in 1 of 5 areas.
    Desert Life Rehabilitation and Care Center exceeds average region scores in 1 of 5 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Percent of short stay residents who self report moderate to severe pain
     
     
     
     
    10.6%
    25.18%
    21.78%
    Percent of short stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
     
     
     
     
    0%
    0.89%
    0.64%
    Percent of short stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
     
     
     
     
    83.3%
    89.38%
    87.34%
    Percent of short stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
     
     
     
     
    80.3%
    88.29%
    84.49%
    Percent of short stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
     
     
     
     
    2.5%
    2.05%
    2.17%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Licenses
    AZ Nursing Home
    License No. LTC0025
    Issued by Arizona Department of Health Services
    US DHHS Skilled Nursing Facility
    License No. 035070
    Issued by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    Medicare
    Issued by Medicare

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