With an address in Pueblo, Colorado, Belmont Lodge Health Care Center is one of six nursing homes in the city. This is a well below average nursing home, with an overall grade of D. Keep in mind that Pueblo received a city grade of B-, so should look at other options in the city as well. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection reports. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category scores
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Belmont Lodge Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility's overall score, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with an A-. Inspection grades are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these inspections. Most importantly, you should avoid nursing homes that have severe deficiencies linked to risks to resident well being. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is not a bad score. The nursing grade weighs a handful of factors, however, the most important one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care provided.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of C in this area. With our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to create a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The key is determining what bearing this had on quality of care. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed was long-term care, where this nursing home received a poor grade here also. It received a lowly F in this area, which is definitely a major concern. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated 84.29119 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is quite a few points lower than what we expected. To our surprise, this place was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Belmont Lodge Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 5.67% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 2.04% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 17.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 12.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 3.91% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 84.62% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 15.34% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 16.01% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 16.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, 76.2% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Pueblo, CO
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Pueblo, Colorado has 5 other nursing homes
- Parkview Medical Center, IncAcute Care Hospitals 2.03 miles away400 W 16th St Pueblo Colorado 81003Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 584-4000
- Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo-PsychPsychiatric 3.05 miles away1600 W 24th St Pueblo Colorado 81003Government - State(719) 546-4000
- Centura Health-St Mary Corwin Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.57 miles away1008 Minnequa Ave Pueblo Colorado 81004Voluntary non-profit - Church(719) 557-4000
- Pueblo Dialysis (Fmc)1.74 miles away41 Montebello Rd Ste 102 Pueblo Colorado 81001Dialysis Stations: 21 (719) 545-1575
- Liberty Dialysis - Pueblo3.26 miles away850 Eagleridge Blvd Pueblo Colorado 81008Dialysis Stations: 18 (719) 253-5980
- Pueblo South Dialysis (Fmc)5.72 miles away3426 Lake Avenue Ste 110 Pueblo Colorado 81004CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (719) 564-2442
- Pueblo West Dialysis (Fmc)9.48 miles away73 N Aspen Ski Way Pueblo Colorado 81007Dialysis Stations: 13 (719) 547-3888