Brookdale Skyline is in the densely populated metropolitan area of Colorado Springs, Colorado which has a population of 525,713 people. This nursing home was awarded a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a well below average rating. Fortunately, this nursing home is one of 11 nursing homes in this city so if you aren't impressed, you should have better options. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category was inspections, which is addressed in the next section.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Brookdale Skyline has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Aquatic Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this facility well overall, we want to note its decent health inspection reports in recent years. We awarded it a relatively respectable grade of B- in this area. Inspection ratings are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
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. Our nursing rating is largely associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Lastly, while this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did well in this metric.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is short-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B- in this category. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation To offer highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 6.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we scored is long-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this area. This is a perfectly acceptable grade in this area. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.03846 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was also 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brookdale Skyline Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brookdale Skyline, 10.71% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brookdale Skyline, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brookdale Skyline, 1.98% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic can also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brookdale Skyline, 7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brookdale Skyline, 4.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brookdale Skyline, 5.05% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brookdale Skyline, 99.52% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brookdale Skyline, 15.15% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brookdale Skyline, 20.45% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brookdale Skyline, 20.45% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brookdale Skyline, 1.93% of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brookdale Skyline, 78.97% of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Colorado Springs, 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 A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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