Bear Creek Center is a facility in Morrison, Colorado, which has 15,147 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A score of this caliber typically indicates some red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Morrison. While this nursing home received suboptimal grades this year, we did want to let you know that there was a recent ownership change. We will keep an eye on their inspections and quality scores to see whether their performance warrants better scores in the future.
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Bear Creek Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Please note our records indicate that Bear Creek Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
Note: Bear Creek Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this facility well overall, we want to point out its decent grade of B- in the category of nursing. The nursing grade is based on quite a few factors, but the primary consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This place provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality measures. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this metric. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a resident at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next most favorable category is its short-term care score, where it received a B-. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is frequently a meaningful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The tricky part is determining what effect this had on quality of care. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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This nursing home earned mediocre government inspections in recent years. We awarded them a grade of C in this area. Inspection grades are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. To our surprise, this nursing home had a category J through K deficiency, which are some of the worst possible categories of deficiencies. This typically indicates inspectors identified a deficiency which placed patient health or safety in imminent jeopardy. In addition to having severe deficiencies, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next area, this nursing home was awarded an acceptable long-term care grade of C. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 87.81094 percent of its patients. This is quite a bit below average. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bear Creek Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bear Creek Center, 2.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bear Creek Center, 2.24% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients which sustained a fall leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bear Creek Center, 0.25% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bear Creek Center, 24.66% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bear Creek Center, 14.79% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bear Creek Center, 2.95% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bear Creek Center, 90.68% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bear Creek Center, 14.89% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bear Creek Center, 16.04% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Bear Creek Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bear Creek Center, 16.04% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bear Creek Center, 70.23% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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