Fowler Health Care is located in Fowler, Colorado. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this nursing home should work for most people. You can definitely do much worse than this nursing home. We also gave this facility phenomenal ratings in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Fowler Health Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received an A-. The nursing grade includes a handful of datapoints, most of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving residents more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's other achievements is its elite long-term care grade. It received one of our more favorable grades in that area, with a score of A-. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 97.27273 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Adding to its impressive category grades, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+ for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is short-term care, in which we awarded it an above average grade of B. This nursing home truly didn't have any weak areas. Our short-term care ratings are likely most critical for folks needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fowler Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fowler Health Care, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fowler Health Care, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fowler Health Care, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which had a urinary tract infection. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fowler Health Care, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fowler Health Care, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fowler Health Care, 3.73% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fowler Health Care, 85.7% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fowler Health Care, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fowler Health Care, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Fowler Health Care, 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 Fowler Health Care, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.