Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home is an average-sized government-owned nursing home in Florence, Colorado. Featuring an overall grade of A, this is undoubtedly a top-shelf nursing home. We really can't say enough good things about this facility. Finally, this is a very consistent nursing home with consistent ratings in each of our categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- For people with disabilities
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 98.53658 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our nursing grade is primarily based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving a patient more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to note the fact that this nursing home was awarded a first-rate score of A in our short-term care area. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
This nursing home has received near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an A in this category. This is one of the few places in the nation to receive an A- or better in every single category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. 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.
Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home, 5.85% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home, 3.47% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home, 22.84% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used to treat several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home, 10.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home, 3.47% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home, 99.27% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home, 23.32% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home, 14.42% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental health.
In Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bruce Mccandless Co State Veterans Nursing Home, 14.42% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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