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Denver North Care Center

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Denver North Care Center's website

2201 Downing Street,
Denver CO 80205

(303) 861-4825

92.25% estimated occupancy 1

Denver North Care Center is located in the large metropolitan area of Denver, Colorado. Sporting an overall rating of A-, this nursing home is ranked among the higher-graded nursing homes we looked at. In fact, we ranked this nursing home as the eighth best nursing home in Denver. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A. In determining our nursing ratings, we assess both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place 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 employing a policy of moving patients at least once a day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Compounding its strong resume, this facility also was awarded a dominant long-term care score, with a grade of A-. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 71.73913 percent of its patients. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last area we assessed is short-term care. This facility was given a strong nursing score in our assessment, with a grade of B. Although this wasn't quite as impressive as many of its other grades, this remains one of our more impressive grades for this category. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Denver North Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Denver North Care Center, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents that suffer from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Denver North Care Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of long-term residents who had falls leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Denver North Care Center, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. However, this statistic may be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Denver North Care Center, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Denver North Care Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Denver North Care Center, 3.73% of Patients

This is the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression. High rates of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Denver North Care Center, 85.7% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Denver North Care Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Denver North Care Center, 20.53% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Some argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Denver North Care Center, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Denver North Care Center, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Denver, CO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

  • Denver Dialysis (Dva)0.61 miles away2900 Downing St Ste C Denver Colorado 80205CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (303) 292-0303
  • Pavilion Dialysis (Fmc)1.84 miles away723 Delaware St #m105 Denver Colorado 80204CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (303) 623-2107
  • Rocky Mountain Dialysis (Fmc)2.4 miles away4600 Hale Pkwy Ste 120 Denver Colorado 80220CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (303) 320-6894
  • Belcaro Dialysis (Dva)3.67 miles away755 S Colorado Blvd Denver Colorado 80246Dialysis Stations: 14 (303) 777-2844
  • Stapleton Dialysis (Fmc)4.1 miles away7606 E 36th Ave Denver Colorado 80238Dialysis Stations: 20 (303) 322-1513
  • Lowry Dialysis Center (Dva)4.41 miles away7465 E 1st Ave Ste A Denver Colorado 80230CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (303) 367-0946
  • Commerce City Dialysis (Dva)5.05 miles away6320 Holly St Commerce City Colorado 80022CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (303) 853-4300
  • Mile High Pd (Dva)5.22 miles away1750 Pierce St Ste A Denver Colorado 80214Dialysis Stations: 3 (303) 232-0939