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Briarwood Health Care Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Briarwood Health Care Center's website

1440 Vine Street,
Denver CO 80206

(303) 399-0350

38.4% estimated occupancy 1

Briarwood Health Care Center is located in Denver, Colorado, which has a host of nursing homes. With an overall rating of A, this nursing home is ranked among the highest-rated facilities we assessed. We couldn't find many bad things to say about this nursing home. Its scores are as good as they get. Finally, this is a very consistent nursing home with consistent ratings in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Colorado badge

Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care rating. Our short-term care scores are arguably most meaningful for patients in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Nursing scores are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also was given a dominant long-term care score. Indeed, this turned out to be its third strongest category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 95.07575 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to this facility's impressive profile, we awarded this facility an A- for our inspections rating. With this score, the nursing home completes its straight A report card. Our inspection ratings are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident safety or health. 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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Briarwood Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients which sustained falls which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents which sustained UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 3.81% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 84.99% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 12.03 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 patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 75.71% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.

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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  • Commerce City Dialysis (Dva)5.44 miles away6320 Holly St Commerce City Colorado 80022CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (303) 853-4300