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Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care

  • Nursing Home

Updated Nov 1, 2018 by Nick Lata

Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care's website

1100 Carson Ave,
La Junta CO 81050

(719) 384-5412

54.4% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care is a small non-profit nursing home located in La Junta, Colorado. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the most impressive nursing homes we looked at. This facility received one of the best scores that we offer. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percent of all facilities in the nation. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category ratings, which also impressed us. You really can't do much better than a straight A report card.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Radiation Therapy

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning patients at least once a day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its first-rate profile, this facility also received a dominant long-term care grade, with a score of A. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

The fourth category we scored is short-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of A-. This topped off a very favorable report card. Not many nursing homes earned an A- or higher in every single category. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this area 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.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care, 3.73% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care, 85.7% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care, 20.53% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Arkansas Valley Regional Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.1 miles away1100 Carson Avenue La Junta Colorado 81050Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 383-6000

Nearby Dialysis

  • La Junta Dialysis (Fmc)0.4 miles away1012 Hayes Ave La Junta Colorado 81050Dialysis Stations: 8 (719) 383-2300