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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2305 Blake Avenue,
Glenwood Springs CO 81601
80.18% estimated occupancy 1
- 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. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an D. Our nursing score is based on several subcategories, most of which are based on nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Long-term Care Quality
As it turns out, this nursing home only received a D for its long-term care score, which is well below average in this category. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility vaccinated 97.402596 percent of its patients, which is an above average percentage. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was short-term care, in which this facility received a rock bottom score here as well. Sadly, it received a lowly F for this category, which is definitely somewhat alarming. In our short-term care category, we strive to create a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Given its grade in this area, we were not surprised to learn that this place was well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the figures we assessed. The last measure we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.7 percent of its residents returning home.
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, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 3.81% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 84.99% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 15.45% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 19.26% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 12.03 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Glenwood Springs Health Care, 75.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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