Accel at Golden Ridge

Updated Aug 1, 2021 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: B+Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+Sep 20: B+Oct 20: BJan 21: B-Feb 21: B-Mar 21: B-Apr 21: BMay 21: BJun 21: BJul 21: BAug 21: B
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600 Golden Ridge Road,
Golden CO 80401

(303) 317-5002

45.66% estimated occupancy 1

Accel at Golden Ridge is located in Golden, Colorado. Sporting an overall score of B, this looks like a very respectable nursing home. Based on our ratings, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. The best part of this place's profile is is its short-term care rating. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our short-term care grade. With our short-term care grade, we try to craft a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the nation with 68.1 percent of its residents returning home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

We also wanted to emphasize this facility's nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A- in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This particular facility provided 4.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This was one of the better figures we found. Furthermore, we found that a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. In addition to looking at levels of nursing care, we also looked at a few quality measures in determining our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as predictive indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next area we analyzed is long-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of D in our long-term care category, rendering this its least impressive category. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After assessing nursing hours provided by this facility, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. Based on its grade in this category, we were surprised to find that this facility performed reasonably well both statistics. Indeed, this nursing home vaccinated 97.22222 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. Surprisingly, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Accel at Golden Ridge Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Accel at Golden Ridge, 5.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Accel at Golden Ridge, 3.41% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Accel at Golden Ridge, 2.12% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Accel at Golden Ridge, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Accel at Golden Ridge, 12.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Accel at Golden Ridge, 3.71% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Accel at Golden Ridge, 85.88% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Accel at Golden Ridge, 15.2% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Accel at Golden Ridge, 20.54% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Accel at Golden Ridge, 20.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Accel at Golden Ridge, 11.36 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Accel at Golden Ridge, 75.04% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.

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Nearby Dialysis

  • West Lakewood Dialysis Center (Dva)3.5 miles away11700 W 2nd Pl, Ste 325 Denver Colorado 80228Dialysis Stations: 14 (303) 987-4672
  • Kidney Center of Bear Creek (Ara)5.47 miles away11058 West Jewell Ave Denver Colorado 80232Dialysis Stations: 15 (303) 233-4204
  • Lakewood Crossing Dialysis (Dva)6.84 miles away1057 S Wadsworth Blvd Ste 100 Denver Colorado 80226Dialysis Stations: 22 (720) 962-6199
  • Mile High Pd (Dva)7.22 miles away1750 Pierce St Ste A Denver Colorado 80214Dialysis Stations: 3 (303) 232-0939
  • Lakewood Dialysis (Dva)7.22 miles away1750 Pierce St Denver Colorado 80214CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (303) 238-6111
  • Kidney Center of Wheat Ridge (Ara)7.56 miles away6920 W 38th Ave Wheat Ridge Colorado 80033Dialysis Stations: 16 (303) 463-3041
  • Kidney Center of Lakewood (Ara)7.58 miles away6166 W Alameda Ave Denver Colorado 80226Dialysis Stations: 21 (303) 922-6371
  • Kidney Center of Arvada (Ara)8.08 miles away5265 Vance St Arvada Colorado 80002CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (303) 403-1127

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