Cripple Creek Care Center is a nursing home in Cripple Creek, Colorado, which has a population of 2,055 people. This proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the top grades we offer. In fact, this facility has the distinction of being one of the 50 best facilities in Colorado. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category grades, which look to be just as impressive as its overall score.
Cripple Creek Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
700 North a Street,
Cripple Creek CO 80813
63.22% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City/county
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ inspections in recent years. Its inspections are virtually flawless. Our inspection scores are tied to several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A. Our nursing score analyzes a handful of components, many of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is long-term care. Contributing to its elite resume, this facility also excelled in this area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A- in the category. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 89.57056 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last area, this nursing home also was awarded a very strong short-term care score, with a grade of A-. This finished off a first-rate profile. With our short-term care score, we try to forge a fair barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cripple Creek Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cripple Creek Care Center, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cripple Creek Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cripple Creek Care Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cripple Creek Care Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cripple Creek Care Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cripple Creek Care Center, 3.81% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cripple Creek Care Center, 84.99% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cripple Creek Care Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some believe that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cripple Creek Care Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility. Many believe that mobility is critical to residents' health.
In Cripple Creek Care Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cripple Creek Care Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
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