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 C. Denver received a city grade of B, so there are other options in the city worth looking at. The best part of this place's report card is is its nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
Cedars Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an elite nursing grade. In fact, we gave this facility a grade of A-. There are a number of criteria within this area. Many of these factors are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received a positive short-term care score. Indeed, we gave them a B in that area, which happens to be one of our better. Our short-term care grades are presumably most meaningful for people requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually requires additional skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second worse score was long-term care, where it received just a D in that area. This is a well below average grade. When facilities receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is often a bad sign for resident care and it may mean that the place is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home administered the vaccine to only 79.16667 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this facility actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Unfortunately, this nursing home did not receive a favorable inspection grade. We gave it a score of just D in this category. Inspection scores relate to a facility's inspection reports. We weight poor inspection ratings heavily in our assessment. Since government inspections are compiled by independent inspectors, we consider this information to be reliable. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. You should be especially cautious when considering a facility that has severe deficiencies on a recent inspection report. This particular nursing home had one category J through K deficiency, which rank among the worst categories of deficiencies. Lastly, we also need to point out that this nursing home received significant government fines in excess of $50,000. This generally suggests that inspectors became fed up after several years of bad health inspections.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cedars Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents that sustained falls leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by poor nursing care. More frequent bathing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 3.73% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 85.7% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term 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
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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