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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1599 Ingalls St,
Denver CO 80214
65.92% estimated occupancy 1
- 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 facilities second most favorable area is short-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a slightly below average score in this category. 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. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The important question is whether this also impacted quality of care. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
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Turning to government inspections, we gave this nursing home a D for this category. This proved to be one of this nursing home's weaker links. Inspection scores factor in many items on the nursing home's recent inspection reports. When you see too many deficiencies on the inspection reports, this is generally a bad sign. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. This nursing home was assessed a category J or K deficiency, which are among the worst deficiencies. These categories mean that CMS identified a deficiency which places patient health or safety in immediate jeopardy. Lastly, we need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines recently in excess of $50,000. This typically means that government inspectors became fed up after several years of failed inspections.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's worst area was long-term care, which is the final category we looked at. For this area, we gave this facility a grade of just D. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means the nursing home didn't perform well in our measures relating to resident care. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. We were a bit alarmed this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to a relatively low 79.37063 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cedars Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who experienced a fall resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients that had UTI's. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 3.81% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 84.99% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 75.71% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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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