The Courtyards at Mountain View is in the densely populated metropolitan area of Denver, Colorado with a total of 958,706 people. With an B+ overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top third of all facilities in the nation. Even in a city with 43 other nursing homes, this one jumped off the page as a very fine choice. This place was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
The Courtyards at Mountain View
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2019 by Nick Lata
8101 E Mississippi Avenue,
Denver CO 80247
Note: Data for The Courtyards at Mountain View has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Short-term Care Quality
On top of earning a strong overall grade, this nursing home performed well in our short-term care category. We awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest grades. Our short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 7 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
In addition, this nursing home also excelled in inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection ratings are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's inspection reports. Places that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the area of long-term care, where it was given a grade of B+. It performed better than most nursing homes in this area. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The final area we looked at is nursing. We awarded this facility a decent score in this category, with a B-. While this wasn't as favorable as some of this facility's other grades, it is still a middle of the pack score. Nursing scores are largely tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. While this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared well in this subcategory. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a patient more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Courtyards at Mountain View Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Courtyards at Mountain View, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Courtyards at Mountain View, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Courtyards at Mountain View, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents that experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Courtyards at Mountain View, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Courtyards at Mountain View, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients which are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Courtyards at Mountain View, 3.73% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Courtyards at Mountain View, 85.7% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Courtyards at Mountain View, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Courtyards at Mountain View, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Courtyards at Mountain View, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Courtyards at Mountain View, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Courtyards at Mountain View, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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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