Colorow Health Care is an average-sized nursing home located in Olathe, Colorado. With an overall rating of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this place. This facility was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Colorow Health Care
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we gave this place an A for the area of inspections. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its profile, this nursing home also received a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. In our short-term care assessment, we seek to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. We weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our more favorable scores in our long-term care category as well, with a B+. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The final area we rated was nursing, where this facility was awarded a grade of C. Even though this turned out to be its worst category rating, this is still nothing to be ashamed of. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This place provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally an indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colorow Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colorow Health Care, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colorow Health Care, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colorow Health Care, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colorow Health Care, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colorow Health Care, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colorow Health Care, 3.73% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colorow Health Care, 85.7% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colorow Health Care, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colorow Health Care, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In Colorow Health Care, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colorow Health Care, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Colorow Health Care, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Colorow Health Care, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.