Nursing Homes in Utah- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 4, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Utah- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 4, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Utah has a total of 98 active skilled nursing facilities and 7,783 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 3,380,800, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 434.38 persons in Utah. There were 5,514 residents as February 4, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 70.85 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Utah has added 0 new beds and lost 0 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Utah and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 1.14 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.36 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.54 0.88
All Staff 4.04 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Utah:

COVID-19 Infections in Utah Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Utah there were a total of 6 new cases and 6 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 4, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Utah

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

No homes were removed by CMS over the past twelve months.

Occupancy Percentages for Utah Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Utah. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Utah

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Utah based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
George E Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home
1102 NORTH 1200 WEST
OGDEN, UT
0.67
Logan Regional Hospital Transitional Care Unit
1400 NORTH 500 EAST
LOGAN, UT
3.33
Pine View Transitional Rehab
1497 EAST SKYLINE DRIVE
OGDEN, UT
5.33
Advanced Health Care of Salem
555 WEST SR 164, SUITE B
SALEM, UT
5.33
Fairfield Village Rehabilitation
1203 NORTH FAIRFIELD ROAD
LAYTON, UT
5.33
Aspen Ridge West Transitional Rehab
5323 SOUTH MURRAY BOULEVARD
MURRAY, UT
5.33
Southern Utah Veterans Home - Ivins
160 NORTH 200 EAST
IVINS, UT
5.33
Aspen Ridge Transitional Rehab
963 EAST 6600 SOUTH
MURRAY, UT
7.33
Advanced Health Care of St George
1934 EAST RIVERSIDE DRIVE
ST GEORGE, UT
8.00
Stonehenge of Orem
435 WEST CENTER STREET
OREM, UT
9.33

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Utah based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Spring Creek Healthcare Center
4600 SOUTH HIGHLAND DRIVE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
859.83
/
Mountain View Health Services
5865 SOUTH WASATCH DRIVE
OGDEN, UT
822.83
/
South Ogden Post Acute
5540 SOUTH 1050 EAST
OGDEN, UT
642.83
Rating Not Available /
Sandy Health and Rehab
50 EAST 9000 SOUTH
SANDY, UT
384.00
/
Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing
1001 NORTH 500 WEST
PROVO, UT
346.67
/
Parkway Health Center
55 SOUTH PROFESSIONAL WAY
PAYSON, UT
307.33
Rocky Mountain Care - Cottage On Vine
835 EAST VINE STREET
MURRAY, UT
257.50
Crestwood Rehabilitation and Nursing
3665 BRINKER AVENUE
OGDEN, UT
210.33
Orem Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
575 EAST 1400 SOUTH
OREM, UT
204.33
/
Sandstone South Lake
2472 SOUTH 300 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
201.33
/

Nursing Homes with the warning icon () have been flagged by CMS for abuse.

Skilled Nursing Homes in Utah Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Utah nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Utah performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 8.80 Lower
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 3.80 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 8.80 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 3.30 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 9.30 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 4.30 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 57.00 Lower
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.36 Higher
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.54 Lower
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.14 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.68 Higher
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 4.04 Higher
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.52 Higher
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.85 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.12 Higher
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 59.20 Higher
Registered Nurse Turnover 43.10 Lower
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.80 Higher
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.44 Higher
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.29 Higher
Number Of Fines 2.80 Higher
Fine Amount In Dollars 33,361.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 12.82 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 4.25 Lower
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 46.54 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 1.38 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 2.59 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 12.48 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.09 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 2.76 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 94.84 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 13.44 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 90.50 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 1.03 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 15.50 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 20.54 Higher
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 6.48 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 95.68 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 73.89 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 85.54 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 17.86 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 11.59 Lower
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.06 Lower
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.00 Lower