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5.66%
3.61stars
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Colorado Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for too long.

B+
5.66%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

B
3.62%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

B+
2.02%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

B
14.8%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.

A-
11.74%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a measure of quality of care.

B
3.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

B-
86.68%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

B
14.22%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.

B
16.77%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

A-
1.26

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

B
16.77

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

B
10.79

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

B
67.97%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Colorado's
Nursing Home Quality
B+
B
Long-Term Care
A-
Inspection Reports
A-
Nurse Quality
B+
Short-Term Care
More information about Colorado
Number of Hospitals: 91
Number of Dialysis facilities: 80
Number of Medicaid beds: 20,082

Best Nurse Quality

  1. St Andrews Village-Ltc
  2. Frasier Meadows Health Care Center
  3. Valley Manor Care Center
  4. Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center
  5. Miners Colfax Medical Center
Colorado is ranked as the 8th best state in the nation for nurse quality.

Best Short Term Care

  1. Cheyenne Reg Medical Center Transitional Care Unit
  2. Casey's Pond Senior Living Ltc
  3. Brookdale Green Mountain
  4. Columbine Commons Health and Rehab
  5. Lemay Avenue Health and Rehabilitation Facility
Colorado is ranked as the 14th best state in the nation for short term care.

Best Long Term Care

  1. Walsh Healthcare Center
  2. Hildebrand Care Center
  3. The Suites at Holly Creek Care Center
  4. Grace Pointe Continuing Care Sr Campus Skilled Nur
  5. Vi at Highlands Ranch Skilled Nursing
Colorado is ranked as the 34th best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. Cheyenne Manor
  2. E Dene Moore Care Center
  3. Lemay Avenue Health and Rehabilitation Facility
  4. The Center at Centerplace
  5. Forest Street Compassionate Care Center
Colorado is ranked as the 29th best state in the nation for inspection ratings.

Colorado cities

City # of Nursing Homes # of Dialysis within 10 miles # of Hospitals within 10 miles Average Nursing Home Rating
Alamosa2 1 1
A-
Arvada3 17 10
A-
Aurora11 17 12
B+
Boulder4 3 4
B
Brighton2 2 2
B+
Broomfield2 7 6
B+
Brush2 0 2
B
Canon City4 1 1
A-
Castle Rock2 1 1
B+
Colorado Springs22 6 5
B+
Commerce City2 18 9
F
Denver43 20 11
B+
Durango2 1 2
A-
Englewood4 20 14
B+
Fort Collins9 3 4
B
Golden1 9 3
B+
Grand Junction6 3 3
B
Greeley7 3 1
B+
Littleton8 11 7
A
Longmont5 4 1
B+
Louisville1 7 6
A-
Loveland3 3 4
B+
Monte Vista2 0 0
B+
Montrose2 2 1
B
Parker3 4 5
B-
Pueblo9 4 3
B
Sterling2 1 1
C
Thornton1 20 11
C
Westminster3 13 7
B+
Wheat Ridge3 20 13
B
Windsor2 6 4
B+