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 facility located in La Junta, Colorado. This city has a total of 9,894 people. This nursing home turns out to be an A+ facility. Receiving an A+ in our rating scheme requires superb scores across the board. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the 50 best nursing homes in Colorado. Finally, this worked out to be a very consistent nursing home with consistent ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades is available below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 50 Beds

CCRC :

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Nurse Quality

A+

We also would like to point out that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We gave them an A+ in this area. Our nursing grade assesses the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This place provided 5.7 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is among the better totals in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are really impressed by both of these statistics. In addition to providing impressive levels of care, this place was also above average in several of the major quality-based metrics we looked at in this category. For example, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally good indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Long-term Care Quality

A

We also wanted to note the fact that this nursing home received an elite score of A in our long-term care area. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. One of the statistics we considered after this facility's impressive nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the elderly. This combination proved to be successful as this facility also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.25 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

A

Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. It doesn't appear that we have 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

A-

The last area we analyzed was short-term care, where this facility was given a grade of A-. This wrapped up an elite profile. Not many facilities earned an A- or higher in all four categories. With our short-term care category, we try to create a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. One of this place's strengths is it offers more than an hour of care per day from registered nurses per patient. This is the gold standard for this metric, as it's approximately 1.5 times higher than the average facility's level of registered nurse staffing. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Arkansas Valley Regional Med Center Long Term Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This measures the percent of long-term residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
5.66%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
B
3%
State
B
3.62%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.

Provider
A-
1%
State
B+
2.02%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
B
13%
State
B
14.8%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Provider
A-
14.74%
State
A-
11.74%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Provider
C
4.3%
State
B
3.17%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Provider
A
100%
State
B-
86.68%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Provider
A
8.11%
State
B
14.22%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical health.

Provider
C
13.3%
State
B
16.77%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Provider
A+
0.25
State
A-
1.26
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
A-
13.3
State
B
16.77
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center 0.1 mi
1100 Carson Avenue La Junta Colorado 81050
(719) 383-6000
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

La Junta Dialysis (Fmc) 0.4 mi
Dialysis Stations: 8
1012 Hayes Ave La Junta Colorado 81050
(719) 383-2300