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Cherry Creek Nursing Center

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Cherry Creek Nursing Center's website

14699 East Hampden Avenue,
Aurora CO 80014

(303) 693-0111

79.81% estimated occupancy 1

Cherry Creek Nursing Center is in Aurora, Colorado. The city offers several nursing home options. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack rating. Based on our analysis, this nursing home has some redeeming qualities. The best part of this facility's report card was its exemplary nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Care
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

On top of earning a great overall grade, this facility really excelled in the category of nursing, where it received an A. Few nursing homes fared better in this category. The nursing grade analyzes a handful of datapoints, however, the main consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home also was given an impressive grade in our short-term care category. We awarded this nursing home a better than average grade of B in this category. Short-term care grades are generally used to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The third area we assessed was long-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B- in this area. In calculating our long-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's personal care services. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility administered the vaccine to just 72.62103 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this place excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

The last category we looked at is inspections. This nursing home didn't receive favorable inspections in recent years. We had to give it an F in this area. Since this data is compiled by independent government inspectors, we tend to heavily weight a poor performance in this area. This really pulled down this place's overall grade. For places that received this poor of an inspection grade, we recommend scrutinizing any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This facility was assessed one deficiency by CMS. We were relieved to find that it was not in a category that suggests that it caused a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, we also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was assessed significant government fines of more than $100,000. This generally means that a nursing home's poor performance spanned several years.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Cherry Creek Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced a fall resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 3.73% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 85.7% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 20.53% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Cherry Creek Nursing Center, 75.24% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

Scores for Aurora, CO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • South Denver Dialysis (Fmc)2.75 miles away3410 S Galena St Suite 100 Denver Colorado 80231Dialysis Stations: 13 (303) 671-2419
  • East Aurora Dialysis (Dva)3.79 miles away482 S Chambers Rd Aurora Colorado 80017CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (303) 696-1137
  • Sable Dialysis (Dva)5 miles away509 N Sable Blvd Aurora Colorado 80011CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (303) 366-9458
  • Northeast Denver Dialysis (Fkc)5.21 miles away590 Laredo St Aurora Colorado 80017Dialysis Stations: 17 (303) 344-8704
  • Lonetree Dialysis (Dva)5.24 miles away9777 Pyramid Ct Ste 140 Englewood Colorado 80112Dialysis Stations: 12 (303) 662-0466
  • Aurora Dialysis (Fmc)5.5 miles away962 Potomac Cir Aurora Colorado 80011Dialysis Stations: 24 (303) 340-1398
  • The Childrens Hospital Kidney Ctr.6.25 miles away13123 E 16th Ave #328 Aurora Colorado 80045Dialysis Stations: 9 (720) 777-6263