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Aspen Living Center

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Aspen Living Center's website

1795 Monterey Road,
Colorado Springs CO 80910

(719) 471-7850

54.85% estimated occupancy 1

Aspen Living Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It looks like this facility is a well below average facility. A grade in this range indicates we found some red flags. Colorado Springs received a city grade of B, so there are some other options in the city worth considering. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive nursing score. You can scroll down to find out about nursing and other category scores

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Although we didn't give this nursing home a good overall score, we actually gave it a strong grade in the area of nursing, where it earned a B+. This is better than most nursing homes in this area. Our nursing score considers several factors. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home 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

Grade: C

This facility's second highest area was short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. Our short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The real question is whether this adversely affected quality of care. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next highest category we gave this facility in any area came in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a C. Our long-term care ratings are more meaningful for people in need of more traditional services related to personal care. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to just 83.96625 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this nursing home excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

Turning to our final category of inspections, this facility received a grade that's as bad as it gets. We weight this category more heavily than our other categories. We would advise paying special attention to any deficiencies on a nursing home's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection score. We suggest you scrutinize the level of severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home had a category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more severe categories of deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies found by CMS had the potential to pose actual harm to residents. Finally, we also want to point out that this facility received significant government fines recently totaling over $100,000. This typically suggests that a nursing home's poor track record spanned multiple years.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Aspen Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Aspen Living Center, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Aspen Living Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who have experienced falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Aspen Living Center, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Aspen Living Center, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Aspen Living Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Aspen Living Center, 3.73% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Aspen Living Center, 85.7% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Aspen Living Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some believe this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Aspen Living Center, 20.53% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Aspen Living Center, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Aspen Living Center, 75.24% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

Scores for Colorado Springs, 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

Looking for more options? Colorado Springs, Colorado has 21 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Cedar Springs Behavioral Health SystemPsychiatric 2.18 miles away2135 Southgate Rd Colorado Springs Colorado 80906Proprietary(719) 633-4114
  • University Colo Health Memorial Hospital CentralAcute Care Hospitals 2.56 miles away1400 E Boulder St Colorado Springs Colorado 80909Government - Local(719) 365-5000
  • Centura Health-Penrose-St Francis Health ServicesAcute Care Hospitals 4.7 miles away2222 North Nevada Ave Colorado Springs Colorado 80907Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 776-5000
  • Uchealth Grandview HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.49 miles away5623 Pulpit Peak View Colorado Springs Colorado 80918Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 272-3623
  • Uchealth Pikes Peak Regional HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.75 miles away16420 West Highway 24 Woodland Park Colorado 80863Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 687-9999

Nearby Dialysis

  • Liberty Dialysis - Colorado Springs South (Fmc)1.44 miles away2508 Airport Rd Colorado Springs Colorado 80909CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (719) 227-7455
  • Printers Place Dialysis Center (Dva)1.56 miles away2802 International Cir Colorado Springs Colorado 80910Dialysis Stations: 16 (719) 630-0602
  • Pikes Peak Dialysis Center (Dva)3.62 miles away2002 Lelaray St Ste 130 Colorado Springs Colorado 80909CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 43 (719) 471-4615
  • Liberty Dialysis Colorado Springs Central (Fmc)3.64 miles away1910 E Lelaray St Colorado Springs Colorado 80909CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (719) 380-4878
  • Liberty Dialysis - Colorado Springs North (Fmc)7.94 miles away2180 Hollowbrook Dr Colorado Springs Colorado 80918CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (719) 593-2999
  • North Colorado Springs Dialysis (Dva)9.76 miles away6071 E Woodmen Rd Ste 100/120 Colorado Springs Colorado 80923Dialysis Stations: 15 (719) 638-1223