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Health Center at Franklin Park

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: D
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: DFeb 21: DMar 21: DApr 21: DMay 21: DJun 21: DJul 21: DAug 21: DSep 21: DOct 21: DNov 21: DJan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: DMay 22: D
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1535 Park Avenue,
Denver CO 80218

(303) 832-9323

69.65% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Health Center at Franklin Park has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Health Center at Franklin Park is in Denver, Colorado, which appears to have a host of nursing homes. This facility received an uninspiring overall grade of D in our grading scheme. In our view, we would be very reluctant to recommend this nursing home. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is inspections, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

While we did not rate this facility well overall, we wanted to note its decent health inspection reports in recent years. We gave it a relatively respectable score of B- in this area. Our inspection grades are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. It does not look like we were able to find deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also awarded this facility a grade of B- for our nursing rating. The nursing grade analyzes quite a few datapoints, many of which are based on nursing hours. This nursing home provides a somewhat concerning 2.8 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Nevertheless, more than one fourth of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly skilled levels of nurses. We add more significance to these skilled nursing hours in calculating our nursing scores. Lastly, while this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of our quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this area.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we looked at is short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is considered to be a solid measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most facilities, about half of their patients return home so this facility is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The final area we analyzed was long-term care, turned out to be this facility's weakest category. We gave this facility a D in that category. Nursing homes that do not fare well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in some of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 92.760185 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be slightly below what we anticipated but still a respectable percentage. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.83 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Health Center at Franklin Park Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Health Center at Franklin Park, 5.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Health Center at Franklin Park, 3.41% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Health Center at Franklin Park, 2.12% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Health Center at Franklin Park, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Health Center at Franklin Park, 12.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Health Center at Franklin Park, 3.71% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could indicate lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Health Center at Franklin Park, 85.88% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Health Center at Franklin Park, 15.2% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Health Center at Franklin Park, 20.54% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Health Center at Franklin Park, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Health Center at Franklin Park, 20.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Health Center at Franklin Park, 75.04% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.

Scores for Denver, CO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Denver, Colorado has 42 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

  • Denver Dialysis (Dva)1.25 miles away2900 Downing St Ste C Denver Colorado 80205CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (303) 292-0303
  • Pavilion Dialysis (Fmc)1.54 miles away723 Delaware St #m105 Denver Colorado 80204CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (303) 623-2107
  • Rocky Mountain Dialysis (Fmc)1.97 miles away4600 Hale Pkwy Ste 120 Denver Colorado 80220CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (303) 320-6894
  • Belcaro Dialysis (Dva)3.03 miles away755 S Colorado Blvd Denver Colorado 80246Dialysis Stations: 14 (303) 777-2844
  • Lowry Dialysis Center (Dva)3.96 miles away7465 E 1st Ave Ste A Denver Colorado 80230CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (303) 367-0946
  • Stapleton Dialysis (Fmc)4.14 miles away7606 E 36th Ave Denver Colorado 80238Dialysis Stations: 20 (303) 322-1513
  • South Denver Dialysis (Dva)4.89 miles away850 E Harvard Ave Ste 60 Denver Colorado 80210Dialysis Stations: 17 (303) 744-0559
  • Mile High Pd (Dva)5.42 miles away1750 Pierce St Ste A Denver Colorado 80214Dialysis Stations: 3 (303) 232-0939

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