Advanced Health Care of Colorado Springs
55 South Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs CO 80910 · (719) 418-4500 · 85.88% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Advanced Health Care of Colorado Springs is a small nursing home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Featuring an overall grade of A+, this nursing home is without a doubt a world class nursing home. We were so impressed with this facility that we rated it as one of the top 10 facilities in Colorado. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category grades, which also impressed us. You really can't do much better than a straight A profile.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled at short-term care. We awarded them an A+ in this area. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is generally a fair measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. This place is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. The facility supplied roughly 1.5 times as many registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average nursing home. This is what we look for when grading a facility in this category. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return home from this facility. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy staffing, we found that it performed as well as just about any facility in the nation in this area with 69.8 percent of its patients returning home. Most facilities are below 50 percent in this statistic.
This nursing home also received an A+ inspection score, making it one of the rare places to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This is based on the facility's inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can pay to a facility. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning our next category, this nursing home was awarded first-rate long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in this category. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. It doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Moving on to our last area, this nursing home was given a very strong nursing score. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category, giving this facility straight A's. Our nursing rating looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provided 6.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This was one of the better totals we found. Furthermore, a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in the nation in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Advanced Health Care of Colorado Springs 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 care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better