Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle is a nursing home located in Rifle, Colorado. The city has 13,006 people. It looks like this facility is a subpar facility. A grade of this caliber suggests we found some red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Rifle. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next section.
Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle
- Nursing Home
- For people with disabilities
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a weak overall grade, we actually gave it a somewhat respectable score in the area of inspections, where it received a B-. This was quite a bit better than its other categories. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an B-. Nursing grades are largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This place provides only 0.5 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a somewhat alarming figure as it is well below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this metric. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving a patient even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given its next best category grade in the area of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a B- in this category, which is a respectable grade. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. We found that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. In fact, it provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at is long-term care. This nursing home was given a grade of B- in this category. Our long-term care scores are more critical for those requiring more conventional assistance associated with activities of daily living. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 97.41936 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This nursing home also 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 an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who suffered falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents that have experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle, 3.73% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle, 85.7% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.
In Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
- Grand River Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.74 miles away501 Airport Rd Rifle Colorado 81650Government - Hospital District or Authority(970) 625-1510