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Life Care Center of Littleton

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Life Care Center of Littleton's website

1500 West Mineral Avenue,
Littleton CO 80120

(303) 795-7300

76% estimated occupancy 1

Life Care Center of Littleton is an average-sized facility in Littleton, Colorado. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is very favorable grade. You flat out can not do any better than this place. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile is its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility earned an impressive grade of A for short-term care. Our short-term care grades are probably more important for people in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility has earned near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. 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. A deficiency-free inspection report is what we like to see.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next area we rated is long-term care. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a decent grade of B-. This turned out to be this nursing home's worst area. Our long-term care ratings are more important for people in need of more traditional services associated with activities of daily living. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 99.14894 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This place keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Life Care Center of Littleton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Littleton, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Littleton, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients that had a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Littleton, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Littleton, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Littleton, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Littleton, 3.81% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Littleton, 84.99% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Littleton, 15.45% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some experts believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Littleton, 19.26% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Littleton, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Littleton, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Littleton, 12.03 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Littleton, 75.71% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Littleton, CO

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

Looking for more options? Littleton, Colorado has 7 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Centura Health-Littleton Adventist HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.91 miles away7700 S Broadway Littleton Colorado 80122Voluntary non-profit - Church(303) 730-8900
  • Swedish Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.64 miles away501 E Hampden Ave Englewood Colorado 80113Proprietary(303) 788-5000
  • Centura Health-Porter Adventist HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.91 miles away2525 S Downing St Denver Colorado 80210Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 778-1955
  • Sky Ridge Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.82 miles away10101 Ridgegate Parkway Lone Tree Colorado 80124Voluntary non-profit - Other(720) 225-1000
  • Denver Health Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.71 miles away777 Bannock St Denver Colorado 80204Government - State(303) 602-4930
  • Rose Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.51 miles away4567 E 9th Ave Denver Colorado 80220Proprietary(303) 320-2121
  • Centura Health-St Anthony HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.93 miles away11600 West 2nd Plc Denver Colorado 80228Voluntary non-profit - Church(720) 321-0000
  • National Jewish HealthAcute Care Hospitals 11.96 miles away1400 Jackson St Denver Colorado 80206Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 388-4461

Nearby Dialysis

  • Littleton Dialysis (Dva)0.92 miles away209 W County Line Rd Littleton Colorado 80129Dialysis Stations: 17 (303) 730-7540
  • West Hampden Dialysis (Fmc)5.47 miles away750 West Hampden Ave #110 Englewood Colorado 80110Dialysis Stations: 12 (303) 789-5400
  • Southwest Denver Dialysis (Dva)5.59 miles away8601 W Cross Dr Suite c2 Littleton Colorado 80123Dialysis Stations: 8 (303) 933-2367
  • Englewood Dialysis (Dva)5.9 miles away3247 S Lincoln St Englewood Colorado 80110Dialysis Stations: 18 (303) 761-0600
  • South Denver Dialysis (Dva)6.84 miles away850 E Harvard Ave Ste 60 Denver Colorado 80210Dialysis Stations: 17 (303) 744-0559
  • Lonetree Dialysis (Dva)7.91 miles away9777 Pyramid Ct Ste 140 Englewood Colorado 80112Dialysis Stations: 12 (303) 662-0466
  • South Denver Dialysis (Fmc)9.15 miles away3410 S Galena St Suite 100 Denver Colorado 80231Dialysis Stations: 13 (303) 671-2419
  • Lakewood Crossing Dialysis (Dva)9.53 miles away1057 S Wadsworth Blvd Ste 100 Denver Colorado 80226Dialysis Stations: 22 (720) 962-6199