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Nursing Homes in Colorado

  • 27th
    National Rank
  • 212
    Nursing Homes
  • 6.01%
    Patients with pressure ulcers
  • 3.45/5
    Average CMS Rating

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Colorado Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Colorado, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Colorado, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Colorado, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Colorado, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat several medical conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Colorado, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Colorado, 3.73% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Colorado, 85.7% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Colorado, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Colorado, 20.53% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Colorado, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Colorado, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Colorado, 11.4 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Colorado, 75.24% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Colorado cities

City . Ascending order# of Nursing Homes . No order set# of Dialysis within 10 miles . No order set# of Hospitals within 10 miles . No order setAverage Nursing Home Rating . No order set
Alamosa211
Grade: A
Arvada21710
Grade: B
Aurora111712
Grade: B-plus
Boulder434
Grade: B-minus
Brighton222
Grade: B-plus
Broomfield276
Grade: B
Brush202
Grade: B-minus
Canon City411
Grade: B
Castle Rock311
Grade: B-plus
Colorado Springs2265
Grade: B
Commerce City1189
Grade: F
Denver432011
Grade: B
Durango212
Grade: B
Englewood42014
Grade: B
Fort Collins934
Grade: B-plus
Grand Junction633
Grade: B-minus
Greeley631
Grade: B-plus
Littleton8117
Grade: A-minus
Longmont541
Grade: B-plus
Louisville176
Grade: A-minus
Loveland334
Grade: B-plus
Monte Vista200
Grade: B-plus
Montrose221
Grade: B
Parker345
Grade: B
Pueblo943
Grade: C
Sterling211
Grade: B-minus
Thornton12011
Grade: D
Westminster3137
Grade: B
Wheat Ridge32013
Grade: B
Windsor264
Grade: B