Alpine Living Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Denver, Colorado. We awarded this facility an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber generally indicates some concerning datapoints. If you aren't happy with this nursing home, you should be able to find another option in Denver, as the city has more than 25 nursing homes. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
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Alpine Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were down on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a B in nursing. This score is quite a bit more impressive than its overall score. Our nursing rating analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to 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 awarded this facility a middle of the pack score in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of C. With our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than a typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
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This facility earned mediocre inspections in recent years. We awarded them a C in this category. We believe that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. This place had 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were category G through L deficiencies. This means that this facility dodged the more ominous classes of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive category was long-term care, which is the final area we assessed. For this category, we awarded this facility a D. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in a few of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated only 67.33067 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. 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, 3.92% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients which suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alpine Living Center, 2.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who experienced falls which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alpine Living Center, 2.01% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients which have experienced a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alpine Living Center, 13.16% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alpine Living Center, 21.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alpine Living Center, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alpine Living Center, 73.51% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alpine Living Center, 7.98% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alpine Living Center, 17.07% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Alpine Living Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alpine Living Center, 17.07% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alpine Living Center, 17.2% of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alpine Living Center, 75.94% of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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