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La Canada Care Center
(866) 871-8490
7970 N La Canada Dr
Tucson, AZ
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User Reviews

01/04/2014 An Interested Visitor Writes: This is a terrible place to take a loved one. If I could rate it 0 out of 5 stars, I would! My grandmother stayed there for several weeks after recovering from a minor stroke. The entire facility constantly reeked of urine. They repeatedly lost her, which is pretty amazing since she is wheel chair bound. Even though she was recovering from a stroke, she was still of able mind and positive spirits, but they continually gave her roommates that were on their deathbeds. She was there to witness two of those poor souls pass in the few short weeks that we were there. It really took a toll on her and she went into a slight depression. Then to top it off, she fell and fractured her leg and no one bothered to notify us or give her medical treatment. When we confronted them, they denied the severity of her injury. When we moved her to another facility, we were told that the damage was fairly extensive and that it should have received treatment immediately. Luckily, they were still able to help her and she is doing so much better now. The atmosphere was so negative at La Canada Care Center, I just do not understand how it could possibly be a place to go to recover or even live out the last days of my life. It only felt like death and sadness and I would never recommend this place to anyone.

11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: La Canada Care Center is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 128 beds based in Tucson, AZ. At last check, the facility had 101 residents indicating that it is 79% occupied which is about average within the state of Arizona. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for La Canada Care Center, was 2 stars, which is a lower rating than 65% of nursing homes in Arizona. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 3 stars to 2 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for La Canada Care Center with other senior care providers in Arizona. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 04/09/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

09/15/2012 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Disappointed to learn a relative who is an occupant took a bad fall. She is supposed to be monitored but attemted to crawl to the bathroom when no one responded to the nurse's call button.

Description of La Canada Care Center in Tucson, AZ

Number of Beds : 128

La Canada Care Center, located in Tucson, Arizona provides the following services: Nursing Home. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. La Canada Care Center has received 2 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 1 star. La Canada Care Center has a very good hospital, Northwest Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 84 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The La Canada Care Center's nearest hospital is 2 miles away. The zipcode (85704) in Arizona, where La Canada Care Center is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for La Canada Care Center can be found here.

La Canada Care Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.


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Demographic Profile for Tucson, AZ,85704

Annual Crime
85704 Avg.
Violent Crimes 5 4
Property Crimes 5 4
Weather Conditions
Average High Temperature ° F
Average Low Temperature ° F
Rainy Days 12%
Average Rainfall 0 inches
Average Snowfall 0 inches
Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
Air Quality 86.1 / 100
Water Quality 48 / 100
Superfund Sites 92 / 100
Physicians per 100k 252.7
Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average
Overall 3% Above
Cost of Food Equal to
Utilities 13% Below
Miscellaneous 2% Below
High School Graduate
Associate Degree
Undergraduate Degree
Graduate Degree 16.45%
Male Population 46.66%
Female Population 53.34%
Median Age 46.9 Years
Average Individual Income
Average Household Income $52,598
Population Change
Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Tucson AZ
Percent Religious 43.85%
Catholic 27.64%
Other Christian 3.63%
Baptist 2.97%
LDS 2.14%
All Other 7.47%
Breakdown of ethnicities in Tucson AZ
White  83.4%
Hispanic/Latino  11.3%
Asian  2.1%
Multiracial  1.3%
Black  1.2%
Native American  1%
Other  0.1%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander  0.1%

Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.