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Denver Sunset Home

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: A-Jan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: BMay 21: BJun 21: BJul 21: B+Aug 21: B+Sep 21: B+Oct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: B+Feb 22: B+Mar 22: B+Apr 22: B+May 22: B+Jun 22: B+Aug 22: ASep 22: A
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Denver Sunset Home's website

235 North Mill Street,
Denver IA 50622

(319) 984-5372

88.06% estimated occupancy 1

Denver Sunset Home is in Denver, Iowa, a city with a total of 3,206 people. After receiving an overall grade of A, this nursing home is ranked among the best facilities we found. You simply can not do much better than this place. Scroll down to find this facility's category ratings, which are equally impressive. You just can't do any better than a straight A report card.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are kept in good health. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Our inspection scores are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspections. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent 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-minus

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. We looked at the levels of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours those nurses spent with residents, in calculating our score in this category. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the last category we scored, this facility received a very strong grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home topped off a straight A profile. In the category of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Denver Sunset Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Denver Sunset Home, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Denver Sunset Home, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Denver Sunset Home, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Denver Sunset Home, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Denver Sunset Home, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Denver Sunset Home, 4.48% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Denver Sunset Home, 94.58% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Denver Sunset Home, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Denver Sunset Home, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Denver Sunset Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Denver Sunset Home, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Waverly Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 8.17 miles away312 9th Street Sw Waverly Iowa 50677Government - Local(319) 352-4120
  • Allen HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.29 miles away1825 Logan Avenue Waterloo Iowa 50703Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 235-3941
  • Mercyone Cedar Falls Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.51 miles away515 College Street Cedar Falls Iowa 50613Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 268-3000
  • Mercyone Waterloo Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.58 miles away3421 West Ninth Street Waterloo Iowa 50702Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 272-8000
  • Community Memorial Hospital Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 16.56 miles away909 West First Street Sumner Iowa 50674Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 578-3275

Nearby Dialysis

  • Cedar Valley Waverly Dialysis8.27 miles away220 10th Street Sw Waverly Iowa 50677Dialysis Stations: 16 (319) 226-6425
  • Cedar Valley Dialysis Center14.42 miles away1661 W. Ridgeway Waterloo Iowa 50701CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (319) 226-6425
  • Black Hawk Dialysis14.56 miles away3421 W 9th St Waterloo Iowa 50702Dialysis Stations: 18 (319) 272-8700