Briarwood Health Care Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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1440 Vine Street,
Denver CO 80206

(303) 399-0350

37.86% estimated occupancy 1

Briarwood Health Care Center is located in Denver, Colorado. This city is one of the most densely populated cities in the nation with has a population of 958,706 people. We awarded this facility an extremely impressive overall score of A. As a result, it is among the better nursing homes in Denver. This is impressive given that the city offers some very good nursing homes. Even in a city featuring 43 nursing homes, this facility stands out. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category ratings, which also impressed us. You really can't do much better than a straight A report card.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an A for nursing. In calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we look at the number of hours nurses are caring for patients and the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed better than average in this area. This is often a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also was given a first-rate long-term care score. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's second best category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 94.55253 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.56 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Racking up yet another strong category grade, this facility also excelled in inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the final category we scored, this nursing home was awarded a very favorable grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home topped off a straight A profile. In the area of short-term care, we seek to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. This place provided more registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. This is what we like to find when assessing a facility in this category. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. It performed better than most nursing homes in the nation in this area with 55 percent of its patients able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Briarwood Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 5.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 3.41% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 2.12% of Patients had UTIs

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients which have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 12.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 3.71% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 85.88% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 15.2% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 20.54% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 20.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 11.36 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Briarwood Health Care Center, 75.04% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

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-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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Nearby Dialysis

  • Denver Dialysis (Dva)1.47 miles away2900 Downing St Ste C Denver Colorado 80205CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (303) 292-0303
  • Rocky Mountain Dialysis (Fmc)1.57 miles away4600 Hale Pkwy Ste 120 Denver Colorado 80220CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (303) 320-6894
  • Pavilion Dialysis (Fmc)1.81 miles away723 Delaware St #m105 Denver Colorado 80204CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (303) 623-2107
  • Belcaro Dialysis (Dva)2.74 miles away755 S Colorado Blvd Denver Colorado 80246Dialysis Stations: 14 (303) 777-2844
  • Lowry Dialysis Center (Dva)3.55 miles away7465 E 1st Ave Ste A Denver Colorado 80230CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (303) 367-0946
  • Stapleton Dialysis (Fmc)3.86 miles away7606 E 36th Ave Denver Colorado 80238Dialysis Stations: 20 (303) 322-1513
  • South Denver Dialysis (Dva)4.81 miles away850 E Harvard Ave Ste 60 Denver Colorado 80210Dialysis Stations: 17 (303) 744-0559
  • Commerce City Dialysis (Dva)5.44 miles away6320 Holly St Commerce City Colorado 80022CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (303) 853-4300

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