Colorow Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Olathe, Colorado. With an overall rating of B, this facility is a great option. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this facility. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Colorow Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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 had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded a strong long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that area with a score of B+. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is short-term care. This nursing home received an impressive short-term care score, with a grade of B in the area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we look at a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is typically a solid assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. It doesn't appear that this facility provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Our final area is nursing, in which we gave this facility a C in that category. Nursing scores are primarily associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, our nursing scores also consider quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colorow Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colorow Care Center, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colorow Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who sustained falls which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colorow Care Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colorow Care Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colorow Care Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colorow Care Center, 3.81% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colorow Care Center, 84.99% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colorow Care Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colorow Care Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.
In Colorow Care Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colorow Care Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Colorow Care Center, 12.03 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Colorow Care Center, 75.71% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.