Autumn Heights Health Care Center is one of 43 nursing homes located in Denver, Colorado. This city has quite a few more facilities than most cities in Colorado. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this is likely a middle of the road facility. Based on our ratings, there are certainly much worse facilities out there. The best part of this place's profile is its remarkable inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
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Historical

In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this place really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Few facilities performed better in this area. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. We would like to have more data for this nursing home. Without the information regarding deficiencies, it was a challenge to evaluate the place in this area.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our nursing score is largely based on the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed better than average in this area. This is often a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

C
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Historical

This facilities next best area is long-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This is essentially a middle of the pack score in this area. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility vaccinated 97.007484 percent of its residents, which is a very solid statistic. This place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.34 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

D
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Historical

This facility's worst category is short-term care, which is the final category we assessed. In this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of just D. Our short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who eventually returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 35.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B-
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

Autumn Heights Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Provider
A+
0.52%
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 percentage of long-term stay residents that have had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.

Provider
B+
2.74%
State
B
3.62%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.

Provider
A
0.75%
State
B+
2.02%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
B-
15.03%
State
B
14.8%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

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

Provider
A+
4.32%
State
A-
11.74%
National
B
19.66%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents showing signs of depression.

Provider
B
1.92%
State
B
3.17%
National
B+
5.08%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B
97.53%
State
B-
86.68%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a patient's health.

Provider
B-
15.41%
State
B
14.22%
National
B
14.46%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
B+
18.95%
State
B
16.77%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
A+
0.34
State
A-
1.26
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B-
18.95
State
B
16.77
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B
70.99%
State
B
67.97%
National
B
68.05%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Swedish Medical Center 2.34 mi
501 E Hampden Ave Englewood Colorado 80113
(303) 788-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital 2.87 mi
2525 S Downing St Denver Colorado 80210
(303) 778-1955
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Denver Health Medical Center 5.16 mi
777 Bannock St Denver Colorado 80204
(303) 602-4930
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - State
Centura Health-Littleton Adventist Hospital 5.99 mi
7700 S Broadway Littleton Colorado 80122
(303) 730-8900
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Saint Joseph Hospital 6.65 mi
1375 E 19th Ave Denver Colorado 80218
(303) 812-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center 6.78 mi
1719 E 19th Ave Denver Colorado 80218
(303) 839-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - State
Centura Health-St Anthony Hospital 6.83 mi
11600 West 2nd Plc Denver Colorado 80228
(720) 321-0000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Orthocolorado Hospital at St Anthony Med Campus 6.87 mi
11650 West 2nd Place Denver Colorado 80228
(720) 321-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

West Hampden Dialysis (Fmc) 1.59 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
750 West Hampden Ave #110 Englewood Colorado 80110
(303) 789-5400
Englewood Dialysis (Dva) 2.05 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
3247 S Lincoln St Englewood Colorado 80110
(303) 761-0600
South Denver Dialysis (Dva) 2.65 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
850 E Harvard Ave Ste 60 Denver Colorado 80210
(303) 744-0559
Lakewood Crossing Dialysis (Dva) 4.08 mi
Dialysis Stations: 22
1057 S Wadsworth Blvd Ste 100 Denver Colorado 80226
(720) 962-6199
Kidney Center of Lakewood (Ara) 4.15 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
6166 W Alameda Ave Denver Colorado 80226
(303) 922-6371
Southwest Denver Dialysis (Dva) 4.72 mi
Dialysis Stations: 8
8601 W Cross Dr Suite c2 Littleton Colorado 80123
(303) 933-2367
Pavilion Dialysis (Fmc) 5.09 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
723 Delaware St #m105 Denver Colorado 80204
(303) 623-2107
Kidney Center of Bear Creek (Ara) 5.36 mi
Dialysis Stations: 15
11058 West Jewell Ave Denver Colorado 80232
(303) 233-4204