Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center is a small government-owned nursing home located in Gunnison, Colorado. After receiving an A overall grade, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 50 facilities in Colorado. Based on our assessment, this place is just about as as good as it gets. Keep reading to see this facility's category scores, which are also impressive. It's hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
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Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - County
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home has earned excellent government inspections recently. We gave them an A in this area. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a strong long-term care score. Indeed, this ended up being this nursing home's second strongest category score. In that category, we gave this facility a score of A. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. The nursing score weighs a number of factors. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth category, this facility also excelled in our short-term care category. We awarded it a B+ in this area. This completed a very impressive profile. In the category of short-term care, we strive to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 5.67% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which have suffered a fall leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 2.04% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 17.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 12.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients that were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 3.91% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 84.62% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 15.34% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 16.01% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 16.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
- Gunnison Valley HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.24 miles away711 North Taylor Street Gunnison Colorado 81230Government - Local(970) 641-1456