Four Corners Health Care Center is a large nursing home located in Durango, Colorado. This facility received an uninspiring overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. This place has very little working in its favor. The only positive thing we can say about this facility is that it did not receive any F's in in any of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Four Corners Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2911 Junction Street,
Durango CO 81301
56.09% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Four Corners Health Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it a grade of B- for our inspections rating. This score is better than this facility's overall grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing grade is primarily based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This figure is far below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. While this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this subcategory. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving residents more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a middle of the road score in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of B-. Short-term care grades are typically employed to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services In order to offer high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive area was long-term care, which is the final area we assessed. For this area, we awarded this nursing home a D. For prospective patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 95.471695 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Four Corners Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term residents who had a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term care patients which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 3.81% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 84.99% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 12.03 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 75.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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