Canon Lodge Care Center is a small facility located in Canon City, Colorado. This is a very respectable facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable grade. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Canon City. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Canon Lodge Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to earning a great overall grade, this nursing home fared even better in our inspections category which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. We gave it an A for this category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a score of A- for our long-term care grade. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.06542 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities third most favorable area was short-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this area. This is essentially a slightly below average score in this area. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more important for people in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Turning to our next category, this facility received a respectable nursing grade of C. We weighed the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the quantity of time the nurses were with residents, in calculating our rating in this category. This place averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is well below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. While this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this metric. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving residents at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Canon Lodge Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Canon Lodge Care Center, 5.67% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Canon Lodge Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Canon Lodge Care Center, 2.04% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Canon Lodge Care Center, 17.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Canon Lodge Care Center, 12.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Canon Lodge Care Center, 3.91% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Canon Lodge Care Center, 84.62% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Canon Lodge Care Center, 15.34% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Canon Lodge Care Center, 16.01% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Canon Lodge Care Center, 16.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Canon Lodge Care Center, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Canon Lodge Care Center, 76.2% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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