Colonial Health & Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A score in this range requires some solid scores. We wanted to point out that Colorado Springs received a city grade of B, so you may want to consider other options in the city as well. The best part of this place's report card was is its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
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Colonial Health & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a nursing score which is better than its overall grade. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in this category. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning a patient more often.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's second highest area ended up being short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B-. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. The hope is that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This nursing home also received a decent inspection grade. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. It doesn't appear that we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. 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
Our last category is long-term care, in which we awarded this nursing home a C in this category. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated 54.545452 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be significantly below average. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colonial Health & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation Center, 3.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation Center, 6.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation Center, 0.4% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation Center, 27.68% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation Center, 13.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients that were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.21% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation Center, 74.93% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation Center, 21.46% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation Center, 19.45% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation Center, 19.45% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
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 A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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