Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation is located in Brighton, Colorado, a city with a total of 73,471 people. This turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a phenomenal rating. Based on all of the relevant data, you can't go wrong here. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category grades, which are equally impressive. You just can't do any better than a straight A report card.
Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. When computing our nursing scores, we analyze both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning patients more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong profile, this facility also was given a superb short-term care score, with a grade of A. In our short-term care rating, we try to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also want to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was awarded a strong grade of A in our long-term care category. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than most nursing homes. 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 only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
This nursing home has received near flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A- in this category. This is one of the few facilities in the state to receive an A- or better in every category. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This nursing home was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. More supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 3.73% of Patients
This is the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 85.7% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical health.
In Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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