Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation is a small non-profit nursing home located in Eagle, Colorado. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber typically suggests some concerning datapoints. This place seems to have very little working in its favor. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category is inspections, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
195 Freestone Road,
Eagle CO 81631
77.04% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation 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
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
While we did not have many favorable things to say about this nursing home's overall score, it did receive a somewhat respectable inspection report this year. It received a decent score in that area with a B-. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Nursing ratings are largely associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given its third highest category grade in the area of short-term care. We gave this facility a B- in this area, which is a respectable score. Our short-term care grades are vital for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the last category, this nursing home was awarded a grade of C in long-term care, which we consider to be a respectable grade. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 97.540985 percent of its patients. This facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, 5.67% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients which had a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, 2.04% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, 17.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents which are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, 12.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, 3.91% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, 84.62% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, 15.34% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, 16.01% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, 16.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation, 76.2% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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