Denver Sunset Home is located in Denver, Iowa. Sporting an overall score of B+, this looks like a high quality facility. Based on our ratings, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. Fortunately, this facility didn't have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Denver Sunset Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
235 North Mill Street,
Denver IA 50622
87.41% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also received first-rate government inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our better scores in this category, with an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home received strong marks in the area of long-term care as well. In fact, we awarded it one of our most favorable scores in that area with a area of A. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.5 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our third area, this facility also earned a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we size up the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is frequently a reliable measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The next category we rated is nursing, in which this facility was awarded a B-. This turned out to be this nursing home's weakest area. This is still not a bad grade. Our nursing rating is primarily based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. Based on the CMS data, this nursing home offers 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also weighed some quality-based measures. This place scored well in a few of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In terms of the number of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this place beat the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Denver Sunset Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Denver Sunset Home, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Denver Sunset Home, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen 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
In Denver Sunset Home, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Denver Sunset Home, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Denver Sunset Home, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Denver Sunset Home, 4.84% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Denver Sunset Home, 94.37% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Denver Sunset Home, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Denver Sunset Home, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Denver Sunset Home, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Denver Sunset Home, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
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