Advanced Health Care of Aurora
1800 South Potomac Street, Aurora CO 80012 · (720) 213-1700 · 89.81% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Advanced Health Care of Aurora is located in Aurora, Colorado. This city is among the most populated metropolitan areas in the nation with has a total of 389,246 people. Featuring an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is one of the higher-graded nursing homes we looked at. Aurora offers quite a few other nursing homes, but it is doubtful you will need to look at too many others. This one is a very fine option. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile was its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next section
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For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ short-term care grade. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. This facility is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. The facility offered about 1.5 times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Colorado in this area with 69.4 percent of its patients returning home.
The next category we looked at was inspections, where this facility also received an A+ grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. Nursing ratings are mostly associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 5.8 hours of nursing care per patient each day, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing high levels of care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in the country in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed is long-term care. In this category, we awarded this facility a solid grade of C. This is this facility's least impressive area. In computing our long-term care ratings, we look at the personal care received by the facility's residents. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided information about vaccinations. Finally, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Advanced Health Care of Aurora Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better