Devonshire Acres is a senior living facility located in Sterling, Colorado, which has a total of 18,857 people. This nursing home is a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this proved to be a strong nursing home is that it received a very impressive long-term care rating. In fact, long-term care was its best category. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 89.49772 percent of its residents. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Nursing scores are largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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This facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an impressive grade of B+. Few facilities performed better in this category. Our inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category tend to have very few of these 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.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we scored was short-term care. We gave this nursing home a solid grade in that category, with a grade of B-. Even though this wasn't as high as a few of this nursing home's other scores, it is still not the end of the world. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this category is the number of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that just 4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Devonshire Acres Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Devonshire Acres, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Devonshire Acres, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Devonshire Acres, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which experienced UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Devonshire Acres, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Devonshire Acres, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Devonshire Acres, 3.73% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Devonshire Acres, 85.7% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Devonshire Acres, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Devonshire Acres, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Devonshire Acres, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Devonshire Acres, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Devonshire Acres, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Devonshire Acres, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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