Forest Ridge is a facility in Woodland Park, Colorado, a city with a total of 11,754 people. This nursing home received an uninspiring overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Woodland Park. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Forest Ridge has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this place a weak overall rating, we actually awarded it a somewhat respectable grade in the category of inspections, where we gave it a B-. This was quite a bit better than its other categories. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We weren't able to track down deficiency data for this facility. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. There are a number of datapoints within this category. Many of the criteria reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a somewhat discouraging figure as it is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it scored well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third best area we awarded this facility in any area came in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a B-. Our short-term care grade is typically used to grade a nursing home's rehabilitation services To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. The hope is that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 6.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our next category, this facility was awarded a respectable long-term care grade of C. Long-term care ratings are vital for patients looking for non-healthcare services such as personal care. Once we assessed the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinates 94.2623 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Forest Ridge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Forest Ridge, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forest Ridge, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forest Ridge, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forest Ridge, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forest Ridge, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forest Ridge, 3.73% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forest Ridge, 85.7% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forest Ridge, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forest Ridge, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.
In Forest Ridge, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forest Ridge, 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. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Forest Ridge, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Forest Ridge, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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