With an address in Alamosa, Colorado, Evergreen Nursing Home is one of just a few available facilities in the area. This nursing home turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a very elite grade. We were impressed enough to rate this facility as one of the top 50 nursing homes in Colorado. As you can find below, this facility also performed well in our category scores. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Evergreen Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being an elite nursing home overall, this nursing home performed well in our inspections category, where it received an A+. Very few places fared this well in this area. Arguably the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. 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.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. Our nursing grade is mostly associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to 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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Long-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our third area, we awarded this nursing home a score of A- for its long-term care score. This is a first-rate score. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.18699 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final area, this facility also was given a very strong short-term care score, with a grade of B+. This topped off a very strong report card. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Evergreen Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Evergreen Nursing Home, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Evergreen Nursing Home, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care patients which sustained a fall leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Evergreen Nursing Home, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Evergreen Nursing Home, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Evergreen Nursing Home, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Evergreen Nursing Home, 3.73% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Evergreen Nursing Home, 85.7% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Evergreen Nursing Home, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Evergreen Nursing Home, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Evergreen Nursing Home, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Evergreen Nursing Home, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Evergreen Nursing Home, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This indicates 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 Evergreen Nursing Home, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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