Life Care Center of Littleton is located in the large metropolitan area of Littleton, Colorado. With an overall grade of A-, this is without a doubt a very strong nursing home. Impressively, the facilities in Littleton received high grades across the board, making this one of the best places in Colorado to find a nursing home. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its short-term care rating, which is addressed in the next section.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Short-term Care Quality

A+
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Historical

In addition to receiving a great overall score, this facility also received an A+ in short-term care. With our short-term care assessment, we strive to craft a sound gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at the nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. This facility is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. In fact, it offered approximately 1.5 times as many registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Colorado in this area with 67.2 percent of its patients returning home.

Nurse Quality

A
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Historical

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an A. In calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the number of hours nurses are caring for residents as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home provides an incredible 4.1 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Out of that total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to offering high levels of care, this nursing home also fared well in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In terms of the number of its patients sustaining falls leading to serious injury, this facility performed better than the national average.

Facility Inspections

A
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Historical

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection scores weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area usually have very few 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. You can't go wrong with a deficiency-free inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

D
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Historical

The next category we graded was long-term care, which turned out to be this facility's worst category. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in that area. However, we would not judge this nursing home based solely on a single area, since it was awarded some excellent grades in other areas. In calculating our long-term care scores, we look at the personal care offered to a facility's residents. This facility's vaccination data weren't as impressive as its nursing hours. It gave the pneumonia vaccine to just 86.36363 percent of its patients. We would like to see some improvement in this area in the future. Surprisingly, this facility was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 1.5 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Life Care Center of Littleton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.

Provider
B-
8.75%
State
B+
5.66%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Provider
B
3.25%
State
B
3.62%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Provider
B+
1.63%
State
B+
2.02%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Provider
A
6.49%
State
B
14.8%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Provider
A+
5.05%
State
A-
11.74%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a measure of quality of life.

Provider
B
2.36%
State
B
3.17%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
D
91.37%
State
B-
86.68%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.

Provider
B-
15.75%
State
B
14.22%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.

Provider
B
17.19%
State
B
16.77%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
B+
1.45
State
A-
1.26
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Provider
B
17.19
State
B
16.77
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Provider
B+
8.54
State
B
10.79
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

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

Provider
C
60.47%
State
B
67.97%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Centura Health-Littleton Adventist Hospital 0.91 mi
7700 S Broadway Littleton Colorado 80122
(303) 730-8900
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Swedish Medical Center 5.64 mi
501 E Hampden Ave Englewood Colorado 80113
(303) 788-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital 6.91 mi
2525 S Downing St Denver Colorado 80210
(303) 778-1955
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Sky Ridge Medical Center 7.82 mi
10101 Ridgegate Parkway Lone Tree Colorado 80124
(720) 225-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Denver Health Medical Center 10.71 mi
777 Bannock St Denver Colorado 80204
(303) 602-4930
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - State
Rose Medical Center 11.51 mi
4567 E 9th Ave Denver Colorado 80220
(303) 320-2121
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Centura Health-St Anthony Hospital 11.93 mi
11600 West 2nd Plc Denver Colorado 80228
(720) 321-0000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
National Jewish Health 11.96 mi
1400 Jackson St Denver Colorado 80206
(303) 388-4461
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Littleton Dialysis (Dva) 0.92 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
209 W County Line Rd Littleton Colorado 80129
(303) 730-7540
West Hampden Dialysis (Fmc) 5.47 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
750 West Hampden Ave #110 Englewood Colorado 80110
(303) 789-5400
Southwest Denver Dialysis (Dva) 5.59 mi
Dialysis Stations: 8
8601 W Cross Dr Suite c2 Littleton Colorado 80123
(303) 933-2367
Englewood Dialysis (Dva) 5.9 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
3247 S Lincoln St Englewood Colorado 80110
(303) 761-0600
South Denver Dialysis (Dva) 6.84 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
850 E Harvard Ave Ste 60 Denver Colorado 80210
(303) 744-0559
Lonetree Dialysis (Dva) 7.91 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
9777 Pyramid Ct Ste 140 Englewood Colorado 80112
(303) 662-0466
South Denver Dialysis (Fmc) 9.15 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
3410 S Galena St Suite 100 Denver Colorado 80231
(303) 671-2419
Lakewood Crossing Dialysis (Dva) 9.53 mi
Dialysis Stations: 22
1057 S Wadsworth Blvd Ste 100 Denver Colorado 80226
(720) 962-6199