Note: Lowry Hills Care and Rehabilitation has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Lowry Hills Care and Rehabilitation is located in Aurora, Colorado, which is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. We gave this nursing home an F, which is just about as bad as it gets in our grading scheme. Fortunately, this nursing home is one of 11 nursing homes in this city so if you aren't impressed, you should have better options. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next section.

Additional Details:

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 108 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

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For profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: BMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our nursing rating. The nursing rating is based on a host of subcategories. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home averages 2.8 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is a very low figure. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. While this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this area. This is often an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a patient more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: B+Apr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: CMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

We were also stunned to find that this facility received a solid short-term care rating in our assessment. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. In calculating these short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 40.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The next area we looked at was long-term care. This facility's was given a rock-bottom long-term care score where it was given a lowly F. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care likely don't provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities provide. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to only 43.64821 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this facility was not as bad as we expected at keeping its patients out of the hospital. While it had 3.43 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric wasn't bad since it had some more complicated patients.

Facility Inspections

F
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: CJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

Moving on our last area of inspections, this facility received an F here. Since this information is compiled by independent government inspectors, we heavily weight poor results in this category. We would advise paying close attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection score. We recommend you pay close attention to the severity of those deficiencies. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they posed a risk to patient health or safety. 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.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
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

Lowry Hills Care and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Provider
A-
4.76%
State
B+
5.66%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a fall resulting in major injury.

Provider
B
3.26%
State
B
3.62%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents that sustained UTI's. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.02%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving 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 some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
C
17.27%
State
B
14.8%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
A-
12.59%
State
A-
11.74%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.

Provider
B
1.95%
State
B
3.17%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
F
67.93%
State
B-
86.68%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
D
21.55%
State
B
14.22%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.

Provider
A-
20.89%
State
B
16.77%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Provider
B
1.7
State
A-
1.26
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
C
20.89
State
B
16.77
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
10.43
State
B
10.79
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
F
44.72%
State
B
67.97%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

University of Colorado Hospital Authority 2.07 mi
12605 E 16th Ave Aurora Colorado 80045
(720) 848-0000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Children's Hospital Colorado 2.33 mi
13123 E 16th Ave Aurora Colorado 80045
(720) 777-1234
Childrens
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Medical Center of Aurora, The 2.93 mi
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(303) 873-5511
Acute Care Hospitals
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Rose Medical Center 3.55 mi
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(303) 320-2121
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National Jewish Health 4.17 mi
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(303) 388-4461
Acute Care Hospitals
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Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center 5.53 mi
1719 E 19th Ave Denver Colorado 80218
(303) 839-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
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Saint Joseph Hospital 5.77 mi
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(303) 812-2000
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Denver Health Medical Center 6.47 mi
777 Bannock St Denver Colorado 80204
(303) 602-4930
Acute Care Hospitals
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Nearby Dialysis

Lowry Dialysis Center (Dva) 1.68 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
7465 E 1st Ave Ste A Denver Colorado 80230
(303) 367-0946
University of Co Hospital - Home Dialysis 2.11 mi
Dialysis Stations: 6
12605 E. 16th Ave Aurora Colorado 80045
(720) 848-3102
Aurora Dialysis (Fmc) 2.38 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
962 Potomac Cir Aurora Colorado 80011
(303) 340-1398
The Childrens Hospital Kidney Ctr. 2.44 mi
Dialysis Stations: 9
13123 E 16th Ave #328 Aurora Colorado 80045
(720) 777-6263
Sable Dialysis (Dva) 2.65 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 30
509 N Sable Blvd Aurora Colorado 80011
(303) 366-9458
Aurora Dialysis (Dva) 2.79 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
1411 S Potomac St Ste 100 Aurora Colorado 80012
(303) 368-1911
East Aurora Dialysis (Dva) 3.25 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 28
482 S Chambers Rd Aurora Colorado 80017
(303) 696-1137
Northeast Denver Dialysis (Fkc) 3.34 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
590 Laredo St Aurora Colorado 80017
(303) 344-8704