Accel at Longmont Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Accel at Longmont, 5.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Accel at Longmont, 3.41% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents who had falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Accel at Longmont, 2.12% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Accel at Longmont, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Accel at Longmont, 12.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Accel at Longmont, 3.71% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Accel at Longmont, 85.88% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Accel at Longmont, 15.2% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Accel at Longmont, 20.54% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Accel at Longmont, 20.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Accel at Longmont, 11.36 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Accel at Longmont, 75.04% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.