Four Corners Health Care Center is a large nursing home located in Durango, Colorado. This is a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly much worse nursing homes out there. We were also pleased to find that this facility received consistently decent grades in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
Get our free e-book to learn all about your senior care options.
Four Corners Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Get pricing and details on Durango senior living options.Get Pricing
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
Get our free e-book to learn all about your senior care options.
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's best category grade came in the category of short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B+. Our short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Inspections is another category where this nursing home excelled. We awarded this nursing home an B+ for our inspections rating. This grade is far more impressive than the facility's overall score. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Does this page answer your questions about Four Corners Health Care Center?
In addition, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B in our nursing category. This is one of our better grades. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth category, this nursing home received a grade of C for long-term care, which we consider to be a respectable rating. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We discovered that this facility vaccinated just 79.536674 percent of its patients, which is slightly concerning. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations 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.
Four Corners Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 8.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 4.25% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 0.41% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 33.04% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 9.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 0.4% of Patients
This is the percent of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 89.06% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 9.43% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 12.29% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 12.29% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 16.97% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Four Corners Health Care Center, 72.97% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
- Durango Dialysis Center (Dva)3.51 miles away72 Suttle St Ste D Durango Colorado 81303Dialysis Stations: 8 (970) 385-8608