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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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
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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 5.5 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 B-. 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. This nursing home vaccinated 92.91667 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this nursing home excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Forest Ridge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Forest Ridge, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forest Ridge, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percent of long-term care residents which had falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forest Ridge, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forest Ridge, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term care residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forest Ridge, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forest Ridge, 3.81% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forest Ridge, 84.99% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forest Ridge, 15.45% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forest Ridge, 19.26% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
In Forest Ridge, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forest Ridge, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Forest Ridge, 12.03 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Forest Ridge, 75.71% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
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