Briarwood Health Care Center is in Denver, Colorado. This city is among the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the nation with has 958,706 people. With an overall grade of A, this facility is one of the better facilities in Denver, which features plenty of very good nursing homes. Even with Denver having 43 nursing homes to select from, this facility stood out as a great option. This nursing home was also given strong grades in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this nursing home also fared well in long-term care, where it earned an impressive grade of A. Few facilities did better in this category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 96.583855 percent of its residents, which is more than the average nursing home. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Although it had 2.14 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was better than most nursing homes due to it having more complex patients.

Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. The nursing score is based on a handful of components, but the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home offers 3.8 hours of nursing care per patient each day, of which more than an hour of those were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. In computing our nursing grades, we add more significance to hours performed by registered nurses. Lastly, we also looked at some quality-based measures in this category. This nursing home fared well in some of the quality measures we looked at. For example, in terms of the percentage of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this place performed better than the national average. This is generally an indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided with better nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: AApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

In the final category we assessed, this facility was awarded a very strong grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this score, the facility finished off a straight A report card. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to assess a facility's rehabilitation services. To have high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients who returned home from the nursing home. It fared respectably with 47.9 percent of its patients returning home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Briarwood Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients that have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
A-
5.07%
State
B+
5.66%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who had a fall resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Provider
D
6.21%
State
B
3.62%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.

Provider
A
0.64%
State
B+
2.02%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
C
17.61%
State
B
14.8%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Provider
A
9.54%
State
A-
11.74%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression.

Provider
B
2.36%
State
B
3.17%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Provider
B
97.74%
State
B-
86.68%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
C
18.73%
State
B
14.22%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.

Provider
A-
20.01%
State
B
16.77%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
B+
1.47
State
A-
1.26
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
C
20.01
State
B
16.77
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Provider
A+
4.38
State
B
10.79
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.

Provider
B-
65.46%
State
B
67.97%
National
B
68.04%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center 0.56 mi
1719 E 19th Ave Denver Colorado 80218
(303) 839-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - State
Saint Joseph Hospital 0.7 mi
1375 E 19th Ave Denver Colorado 80218
(303) 812-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
National Jewish Health 1.03 mi
1400 Jackson St Denver Colorado 80206
(303) 388-4461
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Rose Medical Center 1.6 mi
4567 E 9th Ave Denver Colorado 80220
(303) 320-2121
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Denver Health Medical Center 1.65 mi
777 Bannock St Denver Colorado 80204
(303) 602-4930
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - State
Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital 4.76 mi
2525 S Downing St Denver Colorado 80210
(303) 778-1955
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Swedish Medical Center 6.02 mi
501 E Hampden Ave Englewood Colorado 80113
(303) 788-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
University of Colorado Hospital Authority 6.43 mi
12605 E 16th Ave Aurora Colorado 80045
(720) 848-0000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority

Nearby Dialysis

Denver Dialysis (Dva) 1.47 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
2900 Downing St Ste C Denver Colorado 80205
(303) 292-0303
Rocky Mountain Dialysis (Fmc) 1.57 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 30
4600 Hale Pkwy Ste 120 Denver Colorado 80220
(303) 320-6894
Pavilion Dialysis (Fmc) 1.81 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
723 Delaware St #m105 Denver Colorado 80204
(303) 623-2107
Belcaro Dialysis (Dva) 2.74 mi
Dialysis Stations: 14
755 S Colorado Blvd Denver Colorado 80246
(303) 777-2844
Lowry Dialysis Center (Dva) 3.55 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
7465 E 1st Ave Ste A Denver Colorado 80230
(303) 367-0946
Stapleton Dialysis (Fmc) 3.86 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
7606 E 36th Ave Denver Colorado 80238
(303) 322-1513
South Denver Dialysis (Dva) 4.81 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
850 E Harvard Ave Ste 60 Denver Colorado 80210
(303) 744-0559
Commerce City Dialysis (Dva) 5.44 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
6320 Holly St Commerce City Colorado 80022
(303) 853-4300