Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center is a small nursing home located in Durango, Colorado. This turns out to be an A rated facility. This nursing home received one of the best scores that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires top-notch marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. Lastly, this facility had an ownership change in the last year, so we will need to make sure it keeps up its high scores under new ownership.
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Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Durango, Colorado Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Durango, Colorado Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Durango, Colorado Awards 2021
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also earned an excellent short-term care grade, with an impressive grade of A. Short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Nursing ratings are mostly associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Colorado in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving a patient even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth category, this nursing home was awarded an extremely favorable long-term care grade. While this isn't nearly as elite as a few of its other category grades, this remains one of our more impressive scores we offer. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to minimize negative health outcomes for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 7.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients who experienced falls leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 6.25% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 20.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 14.16% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 8.85% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 11.31% of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 0.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 11.31% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 8.42% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 80.15% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements.
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