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Liberty Heights

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

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+
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Liberty Heights's website

12205 Gunstock Drive,
Colorado Springs CO 80921

(719) 481-9494

70.23% estimated occupancy 1

Liberty Heights is one of a multitude of nursing home options to select from in Colorado Springs, Colorado. With an overall rating of A+, this facility is clearly a first-rate facility. We were not surprised to discover that this is substantially better than most of the nursing homes in the city. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category grades, which look to be just as impressive as its overall score.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a strong facility overall, it also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually perfect. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. We weren't able to track down deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also gave this nursing home a score of A+ for its short-term care grade. Our short-term care ratings are probably most meaningful for patients requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. In calculating our nursing grades, we assess both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In our last category, this nursing home also was given an excellent long-term care score, with an A-. This completed a very strong report card. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Liberty Heights Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Liberty Heights, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had 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: A+

In Liberty Heights, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Liberty Heights, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Liberty Heights, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Liberty Heights, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Liberty Heights, 3.73% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Liberty Heights, 85.7% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Liberty Heights, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Liberty Heights, 20.53% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Liberty Heights, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Liberty Heights, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Liberty Heights, 11.4 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Liberty Heights, 75.24% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Colorado Springs, 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

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Nearby Hospitals

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  • University Colo Health Memorial Hospital CentralAcute Care Hospitals 11.66 miles away1400 E Boulder St Colorado Springs Colorado 80909Government - Local(719) 365-5000
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Nearby Dialysis

  • Liberty Dialysis - Colorado Springs North (Fmc)6 miles away2180 Hollowbrook Dr Colorado Springs Colorado 80918CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (719) 593-2999
  • North Colorado Springs Dialysis (Dva)6.28 miles away6071 E Woodmen Rd Ste 100/120 Colorado Springs Colorado 80923Dialysis Stations: 15 (719) 638-1223
  • Liberty Dialysis Colorado Springs Central (Fmc)10.36 miles away1910 E Lelaray St Colorado Springs Colorado 80909CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (719) 380-4878
  • Pikes Peak Dialysis Center (Dva)10.36 miles away2002 Lelaray St Ste 130 Colorado Springs Colorado 80909CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 43 (719) 471-4615
  • Printers Place Dialysis Center (Dva)12.46 miles away2802 International Cir Colorado Springs Colorado 80910Dialysis Stations: 16 (719) 630-0602
  • Liberty Dialysis - Colorado Springs South (Fmc)12.51 miles away2508 Airport Rd Colorado Springs Colorado 80909CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (719) 227-7455