Nursing Homes in Colorado
- 27thNational Rank
- 212Nursing Homes
- 6.01%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 3.45/5Average CMS Rating
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Colorado Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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