Cedars Healthcare Center is located in Denver, Colorado, which appears to have a slew of nursing homes. This proved to be a decent facility, with an overall grade of B-. The nursing homes in Denver received quality scores across the board with a city grade of a B. The best part of this place's report card is its remarkable nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
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Cedars Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
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
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
We gave this nursing home one of our better scores in nursing, with an A. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. The nursing score is based on a variety of datapoints. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an impressive score in our short-term care category. We awarded this nursing home a better than average grade of B+ in this category. With our short-term care score, we endeavor to forge a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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This nursing home received its third best category grade in inspections. Inspection grades are based on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. We gave this nursing home a C in this area. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. To our surprise, this place had a category J through K deficiency, which are some of the worst possible deficiencies. This often indicates that inspectors identified a deficiency which places patient health or safety in imminent jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last category, this nursing home received a respectable long-term care score of C. In the area of long-term care, we assess the quantity of care offered by a facility, as opposed to more healthcare-oriented services. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to a relatively low 84.14634 percent of its patients, which is not a very encouraging sign. Nevertheless, this place excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cedars Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 5.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 2.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 3.37% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents that sustained UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 16.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, 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 Cedars Healthcare Center, 11.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 5.78% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 88.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 7.72% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 13.85% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 13.85% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 87.73% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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