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. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar report card is its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. When computing a facility's nursing rating, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are seeing residents and the levels of training of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a resident at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
On the list of its many elite scores, this facility was given a strong short-term care score. In fact, it received a score of A in this area. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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This nursing home has earned near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an A in this area. Inspection ratings are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our fourth area, this facility was given a decent long-term care rating. Even though this was not as strong as several of its other grades, this is truly nothing to be ashamed of. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.0099 percent of its residents. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients that suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 2.13% 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, 17.3% 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, 12.22% 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, 3.73% 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, 85.7% 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, 15.22% Percentage 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, 20.53% Percentage 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, 1.01 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, 20.53 Percentage 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, 11.4 Percentage 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, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements.
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