Autumn Heights Health Care Center is located in the large metropolitan area of Denver, Colorado which has a total of 958,706 people. We gave this nursing home a B- overall, which is a solid score. This is comparable with the city grade in Denver, which is a B. Based on our analysis, there are certainly much worse nursing homes out there. The best part of this facility's profile is is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Autumn Heights Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this facility received a decent overall grade is its excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that area, with an A-. This is a much better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. It doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency data for this facility. We wish we had more data for this facility. Without all of the deficiency data, it ended up being challenging to fully assess it in this category.
Another one of this nursing home's stronger areas was in the category of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B+. Nursing scores are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facilities next best category is long-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. This is essentially a slightly below average score in this area. For residents seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. We were a bit worried that this nursing home vaccinated 84.34505 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is quite a few points lower than what we expected. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the final area, we awarded this nursing home a D for the area of short-term care. This was the nursing home's least impressive category score. Naturally, this category pulled down the facility's overall profile a bit. Our short-term care grade is typically used to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services. To offer highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Heights Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Heights Health Care Center, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Heights Health Care Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered falls which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Heights Health Care Center, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which have sustained a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Heights Health Care Center, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Heights Health Care Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Heights Health Care Center, 3.73% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents showing symptoms of depression. Some experts argue this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Heights Health Care Center, 85.7% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Heights Health Care Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Heights Health Care Center, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.
In Autumn Heights Health Care Center, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Heights Health Care Center, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Heights Health Care Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Heights Health Care Center, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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