Fowler Health Care is located in Fowler, Colorado. This city has 1,856 people. It looks like this nursing home is among the higher-rated facilities we assessed. A grade in this range requires high-end marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 45 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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.

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

This facility also excelled in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A-. Few facilities fared better in this category. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.31507 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Our nursing rating includes many factors, many of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as good measures of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

Switching gears to the last category, this nursing home received an excellent short-term care score. While this was not quite as elite as several of its other scores, this remains one of our stronger scores a facility can receive. Short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. It fared respectably with 45.1 percent of its patients returning home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Fowler Health Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
A
4.04%
State
B+
5.66%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This gauges the percentage of long-term residents who had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
D
6.16%
State
B
3.62%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
B+
1.37%
State
B+
2.02%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
C
17.78%
State
B
14.8%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
A+
4.11%
State
A-
11.74%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.17%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
A-
99.66%
State
B-
86.68%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
A
8.76%
State
B
14.22%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.

Provider
F
7.17%
State
B
16.77%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Provider
A+
0.39
State
A-
1.26
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A+
7.17
State
B
16.77
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Provider
B-
10.48
State
B
10.79
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better