Cheyenne Mountain Center is a large facility located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Featuring an overall rating of D, this is a relatively poor facility. Based on our ratings, this nursing home may not be a great fit for most people. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Cheyenne Mountain Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This facility actually earned an impressive short-term care rating this year. We gave it a B+ in this area. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Surprisingly, this facility actually received an impressive nursing grade this year as well. We gave it a grade of B in this category. Our nursing rating assesses several components, many of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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This facility received slightly below average government inspections in recent years. We awarded them a C in this area. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. 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
The next area we scored was long-term care. It received an abysmal F in this area, which is a poor score. Long-term care ratings in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 92.74004 percent of its patients. This is slightly lower than we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. To our surprise, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cheyenne Mountain Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cheyenne Mountain Center, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cheyenne Mountain Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which have suffered falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cheyenne Mountain Center, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cheyenne Mountain Center, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cheyenne Mountain Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cheyenne Mountain Center, 3.73% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cheyenne Mountain Center, 85.7% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cheyenne Mountain Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Some argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cheyenne Mountain Center, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Cheyenne Mountain Center, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cheyenne Mountain Center, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cheyenne Mountain Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cheyenne Mountain Center, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Colorado Springs, 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
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