Glenwood Springs Health Care is located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, a city with 15,442 people. With a terrible overall grade of F, this nursing home isn't high on our list. This nursing home is really as bad as it gets. 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, we will discuss inspections in the next section.
Glenwood Springs Health Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Glenwood Springs Health Care 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 - Limited Liability company
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this place's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. Inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to resident health or safety. 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.
Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Nursing grades are mostly tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these datapoints to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
As it turns out, this facility only received a D for its short-term care grade, which is not an impressive grade. Our short-term care grades are crucial for residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this place offers substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical nursing home. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This wasn't a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 4.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, about half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the last area, this nursing home didn't perform well here either. With a poor grade of F in long-term care, this is about as as uninspiring as it gets. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 96.815285 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few 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.
Glenwood Springs Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents who were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 3.73% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 85.7% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
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