EMERITUS AT SALT LAKE

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Emeritus at Salt Lake. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

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EMERITUS AT SALT LAKE
76 SOUTH 500 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84102
(801) 359-0050

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

89%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 40
  • Certified Beds: 45

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Very High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Emeritus at Salt Lake. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-167.6%
ADL Index Range: 6-1015.5%
ADL Index Range: 0-511.9%
Total Percent:34.9%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 6-1018.1%
ADL Index Range: 0-532.5%
Total Percent:50.6%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 6-106.2%
ADL Index Range: 0-53.1%
Total Percent:9.3%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 6-102.8%
Total Percent:2.8%
 

Special Care Low

  • Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Respiratory failure and oxygen therapy while a resident
  • Feeding tube where calories >= 51% or calories are in the range of 26-50% and fluid >= 501 mL)
  • Ulcers: 2 or more stage II or 1 or more stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers: 2 or more venous or arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers: 1 stage II pressure ulcer and 1 venous or arterial ulcer with 2 or more skin care treatments
  • Foot infection/diabetic foot ulcer/open lesions of foot with treatment
  • Radiation therapy while a resident
  • Dialysis while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Signs of depression
1.0%
Total Percent:1.0%
 

Clinically Complex

  • Pneumonia, hemiplegia with ADL score >=5
  • Surgical wounds or open lesions with treatment
  • Burns
  • Chemotherapy while a resident
  • Oxygen therapy while a resident
  • IV medications or transfusions while a resident
  • Extensive Services, Special Care High or Special Care Low qualifier and ADL score of 0 or 1
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
1.2%
Total Percent:1.2%
 

Reduced Physical Function

  • Urinary and/or bowel training program
  • Passive and/or active range of motion (ROM)
  • Amputation/prosthesis training
  • Dressing or grooming training
  • Eating or swallowing training
  • Transfer training
  • Splint or brace assistance
  • Bed mobility and/or walking training
  • Communication training
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Less restorative nursing
0.2%
Total Percent:0.2%
 

Rating Details For Emeritus at Salt Lake

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours55 Minutes1 Hour and 15 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours35 Minutes37 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 33 Minutes2 Hours and 13 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 30 Minutes1 Hour and 53 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 3 Minutes4 Hours and 6 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Utah are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityUtah Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%92%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%91%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight3%6%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased-15%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder60%50%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder1%6%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse2%13%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious17%22%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores6%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-5%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores4%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair9%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain-9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection3%9%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%89%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%90%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium19%3%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores15%12%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain2%36%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 04/08/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Get Proof That a Nurse Aide Has the Training and Skills That the State Requires.
  • Inspection Date: 10/04/2007
  • Correction Date: 11/30/2007

Nutrition and Dietary

1) Provide 3 Meals Daily at Regular Times; or 2) Serve Breakfast Within 14 Hours After Dinner; or 3) Offer a Snack at Bedtime Each Day.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/28/2010
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/28/2010

Pharmacy Service

Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 04/08/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/28/2010

Quality Care

Develop/Implement Required Procedures for the Administration of Immunizations.
  • Inspection Date: 01/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/05/2009

Resident Assessment

Keep Assessments Completed in the Preceding 15 Months in the Resident's Active Record.
  • Inspection Date: 01/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/05/2009

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Emeritus at Salt Lake had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 04/07/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 01/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/16/2009

Building Service Equipment

Restrictions on the Use of Portable Space Heaters.
  • Inspection Date: 04/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/19/2010

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridors That Are Separated from Common Areas by Walls Constructed to Limit the Passage of Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 04/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2010

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 11/01/2007
  • Correction Date: 11/02/2007
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 04/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/17/2010

Exits and Egress

Exit Stairways and Towers That Are Smoke Proof.
  • Inspection Date: 11/01/2007
  • Correction Date: 11/02/2007

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 01/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/16/2009

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 11/01/2007
  • Correction Date: 11/02/2007
Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 01/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/16/2009
Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 04/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/19/2010

Illumination and Emergency Power

Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 04/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/19/2010

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

Proper Medical Gas Storage and Administration Areas.
  • Inspection Date: 04/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/19/2010

Miscellaneous

Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 01/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/16/2009
Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 04/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/19/2010

Vertical Openings

Protected Exits That Allow the Resident to Escape the Building.
  • Inspection Date: 11/01/2007
  • Correction Date: 11/02/2007
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Dept of Health of Utah - Bureau of Medicare/Medicaid Program-Certification and Resident Assessment - Retrieved 2011