With an address in Fort Collins, Colorado, Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility is one of nine available facilities in this area. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A grade of this caliber requires above average scores in most areas. This place truly has plenty of good features. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility
- 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 - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its favorable overall score, we gave this facility an A for the area of inspections. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.
This facility received high grades in the area of nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Nursing scores are primarily based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving residents at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded impressive marks in the area of short-term care also. Consequently, it received one of our most favorable grades in that area with a score of A-. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who returned home from this facility. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's weakest category was long-term care, which is the last category we scored. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D. We wanted to draw your attention to this possible area of weakness, however, you should not focus exclusively on a single weak category either. Long-term care scores in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 91.51943 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be slightly less than we expected but still a decent percentage. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents which are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility, 3.73% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility, 85.7% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Columbine West Health and Rehab Facility, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Fort Collins, CO
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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