Alpine Living Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Denver, Colorado. We gave this facility a B- overall, which is a solid score. This is comparable with the city grade in Denver, which is a B. Despite Denver featuring 43 nursing homes to select from, this one should be a respectable option. The best part of this place's report card is is its nursing score. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Alpine Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its decent overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A- for our nursing rating. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall rating. Our nursing rating weighs many components, however, the primary one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a positive grade in short-term care. This facility received a grade of B+ in this area, which happens to be one of our more favorable grades. Our short-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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This facility also excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ for that category, which is one of our best grades. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor dings are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive category is long-term care, which is the final area we assessed. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a D. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category likely don't provide the type of consistent around the clock care that some other nursing homes provide. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 67.713005 percent of its patients. This is multiple points less than average. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alpine Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alpine Living Center, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alpine Living Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents that have sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alpine Living Center, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alpine Living Center, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alpine Living Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alpine Living Center, 3.73% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alpine Living Center, 85.7% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alpine Living Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alpine Living Center, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alpine Living Center, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alpine Living Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alpine Living Center, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Denver, CO
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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