Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center is a nursing home located in Brush, Colorado, a city with a total of 7,179 people. This is a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. You can definitely do much worse than this place. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
122 Hospital Road,
Brush CO 80723
59.03% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this facility fared even better in the area of inspections which is associated with the facility's recent inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for this category, which is one of our best scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility received impressive grades in the category of long-term care as well. As a result, we awarded it one of our best scores in that area with a area of A. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 97.89474 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Our nursing score is based on a handful of datapoints, most of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we rated is short-term care, ended up being this nursing home's worst area. We awarded this nursing home a D in that area. This was one of just a few weak links of a strong report card. In determining our short-term care scores, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is considered to be a reliable measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. It appears that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.6 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered a fall leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care residents who had a UTI. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 3.81% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 84.99% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 12.03 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center, 75.71% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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