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The Community at Franklin Park

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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The Community at Franklin Park's website

1535 Park Avenue,
Denver CO 80218

(303) 832-9323

65.93% estimated occupancy 1

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

Located in Denver, Colorado, The Community at Franklin Park is on a list of 42 facilities in the city. Featuring an overall rating of D, this is a lower end facility. This was not the worse nursing home we graded, but we'd still struggle to recommend it. We would not 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 paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Colorado badge

Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2019

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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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a grade of B- for our inspections rating. This score is more respectable than the place's overall grade. Our inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we have information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an B-. The nursing rating weighs a handful of datapoints, but the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facilities third best area is short-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a slightly below average score in this area. With our short-term care score, we seek to forge a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The more important thing is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Moving on to the fourth category, this facility did not perform well here either. Due to a poor grade of F in long-term care, this is really as bad as it gets. Long-term care grades in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 90.54054 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be quite a few points lower than the national average. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Community at Franklin Park Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In The Community at Franklin Park, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In The Community at Franklin Park, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who suffered falls leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In The Community at Franklin Park, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In The Community at Franklin Park, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In The Community at Franklin Park, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In The Community at Franklin Park, 3.81% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In The Community at Franklin Park, 84.99% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In The Community at Franklin Park, 15.45% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In The Community at Franklin Park, 19.26% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In The Community at Franklin Park, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In The Community at Franklin Park, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In The Community at Franklin Park, 75.71% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

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
  • 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 41 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Presbyterian St Lukes Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.39 miles away1719 E 19th Ave Denver Colorado 80218Government - State(303) 839-6000
  • Denver Health Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.39 miles away777 Bannock St Denver Colorado 80204Government - State(303) 602-4930
  • National Jewish HealthAcute Care Hospitals 1.42 miles away1400 Jackson St Denver Colorado 80206Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 388-4461
  • Rose Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2 miles away4567 E 9th Ave Denver Colorado 80220Proprietary(303) 320-2121
  • Centura Health-Porter Adventist HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.85 miles away2525 S Downing St Denver Colorado 80210Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 778-1955
  • Swedish Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.09 miles away501 E Hampden Ave Englewood Colorado 80113Proprietary(303) 788-5000
  • Lutheran Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.67 miles away8300 W 38th Ave Wheat Ridge Colorado 80033Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 425-4500

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