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Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
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Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center's website

1500 W Tomichi Ave,
Gunnison CO 81230

(970) 641-0704

66.44% estimated occupancy 1

Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center is the lone facility we found in Gunnison, Colorado. With an overall grade of A+, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 10 facilities in Colorado. Based on our analysis, this nursing home is really as good as it gets. Scroll down to see this facility's category grades, which also impressed us. You just can't do much better than a straight A report card.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Government - County

Specialized Services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Colorado badge

Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also performed well in long-term care, where it earned an impressive grade of A+. Few facilities fared better in this area. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A. When determining our nursing ratings, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home averages 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 place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a resident more often.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Turning to our inspection category, this facility excelled in that category, which is based on the nursing home's recent government inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. 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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Switching gears to our next area, this nursing home received a very strong short-term care rating. We gave it a grade of A- in this category, rounding out a straight A profile. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents that experienced a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 3.81% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 84.99% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.