Colonial Columns Nursing Center is in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the country. Sporting an overall grade of B, this looks like a fine option. The facilities in Colorado Springs received high scores across the board with a B+ city grade, making this one of the better places in Colorado to find a nursing home. As you will find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category grades. It is hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 80 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

To pair with its strong overall score, we awarded this facility an A- for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively minor. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down deficiency counts for this nursing home. We wish we had more information about this nursing home. Without having access to deficiency data, it was challenging to grade this nursing home in the area of inspections.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Nursing ratings are mostly associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some quality-based measures in this category. This facility fared well in some of the quality measures we assessed. For example, in terms of the number of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this place performed better than the national average. This is generally an indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided with better nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

B
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Historical

Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our stronger scores in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. This nursing home is respectable both in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it performed decently in this area, with 48.6 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

B
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Historical

The next area we rated was long-term care, where this facility received a grade of B. This facility turned out to be relatively strong in all areas we analyzed. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. One of the data points we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 78.96552 percent of its residents. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Colonial Columns Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A-
5.1%
State
B+
5.66%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents which have sustained falls which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.

Provider
B-
4.14%
State
B
3.62%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.02%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
C
17.06%
State
B
14.8%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
A+
8.3%
State
A-
11.74%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.17%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
D
85.05%
State
B-
86.68%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
A
9.16%
State
B
14.22%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.

Provider
D
11.31%
State
B
16.77%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
A
11.31
State
B
16.77
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Centura Health-Penrose-St Francis Health Services 1.18 mi
2222 North Nevada Ave Colorado Springs Colorado 80907
(719) 776-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
University Colo Health Memorial Hospital Central 2.4 mi
1400 E Boulder St Colorado Springs Colorado 80909
(719) 365-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Uchealth Grandview Hospital 2.67 mi
5623 Pulpit Peak View Colorado Springs Colorado 80918
(719) 272-3623
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Cedar Springs Behavioral Health System 5.05 mi
2135 Southgate Rd Colorado Springs Colorado 80906
(719) 633-4114
Psychiatric
Proprietary
Uchealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital 16.28 mi
16420 West Highway 24 Woodland Park Colorado 80863
(719) 687-9999
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Liberty Dialysis Colorado Springs Central (Fmc) 1.2 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
1910 E Lelaray St Colorado Springs Colorado 80909
(719) 380-4878
Pikes Peak Dialysis Center (Dva) 1.23 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 43
2002 Lelaray St Ste 130 Colorado Springs Colorado 80909
(719) 471-4615
Printers Place Dialysis Center (Dva) 3.28 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
2802 International Cir Colorado Springs Colorado 80910
(719) 630-0602
Liberty Dialysis - Colorado Springs North (Fmc) 3.37 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
2180 Hollowbrook Dr Colorado Springs Colorado 80918
(719) 593-2999
Liberty Dialysis - Colorado Springs South (Fmc) 3.38 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
2508 Airport Rd Colorado Springs Colorado 80909
(719) 227-7455
North Colorado Springs Dialysis (Dva) 6.4 mi
Dialysis Stations: 15
6071 E Woodmen Rd Ste 100/120 Colorado Springs Colorado 80923
(719) 638-1223