Columbine Commons Health and Rehab is located in Windsor, Colorado. This proved to be an A+ rated facility, which is our top grade. Based on all of the relevant data, you can't go wrong with this facility. This also ended up being a very consistent facility with consistently strong grades in each of our categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
Columbine Commons Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining 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 had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received an A+ short-term care grade, making it one of the few facilities to be given several A+ category grades. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 7.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Our nursing rating analyzes quite a few datapoints, however, the paramount consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last area, this nursing home also was awarded a first-rate long-term care score, with an A-. This wrapped up an elusive straight A profile. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. Once we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a deadly health condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization 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.
Columbine Commons Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Columbine Commons Health and Rehab, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Columbine Commons Health and Rehab, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Columbine Commons Health and Rehab, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Columbine Commons Health and Rehab, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Columbine Commons Health and Rehab, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Columbine Commons Health and Rehab, 3.73% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Columbine Commons Health and Rehab, 85.7% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Columbine Commons Health and Rehab, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Columbine Commons Health and Rehab, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility. Some would argue that mobility is vital to patients health.
In Columbine Commons Health and Rehab, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Columbine Commons Health and Rehab, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Columbine Commons Health and Rehab, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Columbine Commons Health and Rehab, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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