Life Care Center of Tucson

(866) 871-8551

6211 N La Cholla Blvd, TUCSON, AZ


  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

06/21/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

this company neglected my mother so severly that she ended up in the hospital in the worst condition. She died a slow and painfull death at the hands of this company. Please do Not put anyone you love in this place. I wish i had been warnd than mybe my Mother would still be here.

02/28/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Stay away from La Canada Lifecare of Tucson if you are looking to rehab after an amputation. They do not have much more than a bicycle, padded bench, stretchy bands, and small free weights even though they will tell you they have everything you need to get better. My home gym has more equipment than theirs does. Their notes will not show your progression and will get your insurance to drop you into a self pay custodial status no matter how much you have progressed. I guess they don't have to accept the partial payment that the insurance gives them if they can force you into self pay by tanking your progress notes- nice racket for them, but pretty sorry for the guy who just wanted to learn to walk again. Some of their nurses and cnas are excellent, but they have this one guy who thinks it is funny to wake you up at 4 in the morning for meds by flicking your earlobe or slapping ice cold gel medication on your shoulders without waking you up. He also thinks it is funny to walk up behind little old ladies trying to concentrate on walking safely down the hallway and flicking their earlobe. I can only imagine how many people he has caused to fall. Also at night, I have witnessed many, many nights when it is three hours before a call button is even checked. I was a resident too at the same time my husband was in and it was terrible. There were people screaming and yelling all night long and my roommate spent half of every night crying in pan because no one could be bothered to answer a call light on the overnight shift. There were some great nurses and CNAs but the food was terrible and their note system will leave with custodial patient status with your insurance company. We also asked to switched doctors and they never did it. My husband ended up in the hospital because of that. That might have saved his life!

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    07/19/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    The staff is average...the lobby is the nicest part of the entire facility; however, the rooms need a HUGE upgrade! I was active duty military and our deployment tents were cleaner and nicer than these hospital rooms...not kidding! My father was dumped here on the 18th of July and left for almost 2 hours w/o anything to drink and not even ONE person checked on him...they didn't ask if he was in PAIN or needed any help. His body was croocked and he was all jacked up on his bed. I can't move him and didn't want to hurt him after his knee replacement. Because of Obamacare, Oro Valley Hospital stopped taking patients unless they were 'very sick' and my dad is nearly blind but that was not a qualifier to get him seen at that facility which is 100X nicer! BIG BUMMER because this place is a major depressing place esp considering the cost to run it and how lousy the service and food is...
    I am sorry but whomever runs the joint needs to actually TASTE the food and see how people are treated. I have been in hospitality most of my life. I treat others as I want to be treated because I am a Christian but because one day that will be ME in a bed like that...God I hope I get a nice nursing staff and good food. Moreover, I was a military chef for 17 years so I know how to actually prepare and present culinary dishes to customers. Just because these consumers are elderly or special needs doesn't mean it has to taste horrible!!!!

    Response: Really, really horrible food and they have no clue what gluten free means. Most nights he was lucky if he got a cup full of food he could eat because everything was soaked in congealed wheat gravy and most of every meal is either pasta or bread. Your patient is going to be protein deficient before they get out of there- truly terrible

    12/11/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Most of the staff Did the best they could and were pleasant and very kind. But they are tremendously understaffed!! One nurse was rude and hateful to a dying patient and family yelling at them. over every thing! Unfortunately she was the ONE nurse on duty at night. There should have been at least two.

    Response: There are some really wonderful therapists, nurses and CNAs, but they just can't make up for what a horrible experience it was.

    11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Life Care Center of Tucson is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 162 beds based in Tucson, AZ. At last check, the facility had 94 residents indicating that it is 58% 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 Life Care Center Of Tucson, was 2 stars, which is a lower rating than 65% of nursing homes in Arizona. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 1 stars to 2 stars.
    We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Life Care Center Of Tucson 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 08/13/2012.
    To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

    Response: This was obviously written by lifecare.

    10/24/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    as a patient there. I would not recommend it. Medical
    staff was very nice, but not knowledgeable about medical issues. Food was very bad. Had to use a bathroom for showers down the hall. depressing place.

    07/14/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    My 93 year old grandmother was placed here after an injury & I couldn't be much more unsatisfied with the care she was given. Their sales rep flat out lied to us about the care giver to patient ratio, there were always half the amount that should have been there. Every time she used her call button for assistance to the restroom, she was forced to wait 40 minutes or more. I timed them after I realized how much it was happening. She was forced to get herself to the restroom alone out of desperation only a couple of weeks after surgery. They continually forgot to bring her her pain medication even upon request. They also sent attendants to "assist" her to the restroom that had no idea how to get her up, in which case she was again forced to get herself up in extreme pain. They also kept her room extremely dirty. We had to ask them to clean it. This is a horrible place. Please do not place your loved ones here.

    Description of Life Care Center of Tucson in TUCSON, AZ

    Number of Beds : 162

    Life Care Center Of Tucson, located in Tucson, Arizona provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Life Care Center Of Tucson has received 2 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 1 star. Life Care Center Of Tucson has a very good hospital, Northwest Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 84 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Life Care Center Of Tucson's nearest hospital is 0 miles away. The zipcode (85741) in Arizona, where Life Care Center Of Tucson is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Life Care Center Of Tucson can be found here.

    Life Care Center of Tucson 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.

    Also, Life Care Center of Tucson is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

    Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

    Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

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    Demographic Profile for TUCSON, AZ, 85741


    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age
    34.7 Years
    Average Household Income

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    9% Below
    Cost of Food
    Equal to
    13% Below
    2% Below

    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    86.1 / 100
    Water Quality
    48 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    87 / 100
    Physicians per 100k

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    Property Crimes