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Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center's website

5822 South Lowell Way,
Littleton CO 80123

(303) 798-2497

101.14% estimated occupancy 1

Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center is a small nursing home located in Littleton, Colorado. Sporting an overall score of A-, this facility is among the higher-graded nursing homes we assessed. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Lymphedema Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of earning a strong overall rating, this facility performed well in our inspections category, which is based on the facility's inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an A for that area. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing score is mostly based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Colorado in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving a patient at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Additionally, this nursing home also was awarded favorable short-term care scores this year. Indeed, we awarded them one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to have highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we scored was this nursing home's worst area. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still awarded it a decent grade of B- for our long-term care category. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility gave the vaccine to 95.69892 percent of its residents, which is an above average figure. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations 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 18Sep 22

Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

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

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

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

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who experienced falls which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs

This measures the percent of long-term residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

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

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

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

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.81% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 84.99% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 12.03 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 75.71% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

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 3.43 miles away7700 S Broadway Littleton Colorado 80122Voluntary non-profit - Church(303) 730-8900
  • Swedish Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.04 miles away501 E Hampden Ave Englewood Colorado 80113Proprietary(303) 788-5000
  • Centura Health-Porter Adventist HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.24 miles away2525 S Downing St Denver Colorado 80210Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 778-1955
  • Denver Health Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.42 miles away777 Bannock St Denver Colorado 80204Government - State(303) 602-4930
  • Centura Health-St Anthony HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.89 miles away11600 West 2nd Plc Denver Colorado 80228Voluntary non-profit - Church(720) 321-0000
  • Orthocolorado Hospital at St Anthony Med CampusAcute Care Hospitals 8.92 miles away11650 West 2nd Place Denver Colorado 80228Proprietary(720) 321-5000
  • Rose Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.85 miles away4567 E 9th Ave Denver Colorado 80220Proprietary(303) 320-2121
  • Saint Joseph HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.87 miles away1375 E 19th Ave Denver Colorado 80218Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 812-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Southwest Denver Dialysis (Dva)3.2 miles away8601 W Cross Dr Suite c2 Littleton Colorado 80123Dialysis Stations: 8 (303) 933-2367
  • West Hampden Dialysis (Fmc)3.5 miles away750 West Hampden Ave #110 Englewood Colorado 80110Dialysis Stations: 12 (303) 789-5400
  • Littleton Dialysis (Dva)3.86 miles away209 W County Line Rd Littleton Colorado 80129Dialysis Stations: 17 (303) 730-7540
  • Englewood Dialysis (Dva)4.11 miles away3247 S Lincoln St Englewood Colorado 80110Dialysis Stations: 18 (303) 761-0600
  • South Denver Dialysis (Dva)5.08 miles away850 E Harvard Ave Ste 60 Denver Colorado 80210Dialysis Stations: 17 (303) 744-0559
  • Lakewood Crossing Dialysis (Dva)6.51 miles away1057 S Wadsworth Blvd Ste 100 Denver Colorado 80226Dialysis Stations: 22 (720) 962-6199
  • Kidney Center of Bear Creek (Ara)6.69 miles away11058 West Jewell Ave Denver Colorado 80232Dialysis Stations: 15 (303) 233-4204
  • Kidney Center of Lakewood (Ara)7.04 miles away6166 W Alameda Ave Denver Colorado 80226Dialysis Stations: 21 (303) 922-6371