Colorow Care Center is in Olathe, Colorado. This city has a total of 5,424 people. Sporting an overall grade of D, this is a subpar facility. This facility seems to have very little going for it. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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Colorow Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Colorow Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While this place's overall score is not a highlight, it received a somewhat respectable grade in the area of inspections. We awarded it a B- for this category, which is not bad. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing score is primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a low total compared with most facilities. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this area. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning residents more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third most favorable category is short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. Our short-term care ratings are probably most meaningful for individuals requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The more important thing is determining what effect this had on quality of care. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the last category, this facility was given an acceptable long-term care grade of B-. Our long-term care grades are more important for people needing more traditional assistance related to personal care. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colorow Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colorow Care Center, 6.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colorow Care Center, 5.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colorow Care Center, 4.12% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a UTI. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colorow Care Center, 18.88% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colorow Care Center, 2% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colorow Care Center, 1.01% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colorow Care Center, 96.43% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colorow Care Center, 6.94% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colorow Care Center, 10.37% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Colorow Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colorow Care Center, 10.37% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Colorow Care Center, 18.7% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Colorow Care Center, 86.13% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.