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. Scroll down to see this facility's category grades, which are also impressive. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 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
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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
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. Our nursing rating assesses several datapoints, however, the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 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 5.9 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 highly favorable long-term care rating. Even though this was not as strong as several of its other grades, this is nevertheless one of the stronger grades we offer. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.01961 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to avoid negative health outcomes for the senior population. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations 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, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents that had a fall resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 3.81% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 84.99% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 12.03 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cottonwood Inn Rehab and Extended Care Center, 75.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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