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Mesa Vista of Boulder

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Mesa Vista of Boulder's website

2121 Mesa Drive,
Boulder CO 80304

(303) 442-4037

83.2% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Mesa Vista of Boulder has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Mesa Vista of Boulder is a large nursing home located in Boulder, Colorado. It looks like this facility is a relatively poor nursing home. A grade in this range indicates we found some red flags. Unfortunately, this grade is not too far off the city grade for Boulder, which is a C. Nevertheless, you still ought to be able to find a better option The best thing we can say about this facility is that it did not receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

While we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we wanted to point out its decent inspections in recent years. We gave it a relatively respectable grade of B- in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. 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. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. This turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B-. In calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the amount of time nurses commit to residents as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

We also awarded this facility a solid score in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C. Short-term care grades are typically employed to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. The critical question is whether this also impacted quality of care. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Our next area is long-term care, where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C in that area. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to just 62.91513 percent of its residents, which is slightly concerning. Nevertheless, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Mesa Vista of Boulder Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Mesa Vista of Boulder, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Mesa Vista of Boulder, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Mesa Vista of Boulder, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Mesa Vista of Boulder, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

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

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Mesa Vista of Boulder, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Mesa Vista of Boulder, 3.81% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could imply lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Mesa Vista of Boulder, 84.99% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Mesa Vista of Boulder, 15.45% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Mesa Vista of Boulder, 19.26% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is important for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Mesa Vista of Boulder, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Mesa Vista of Boulder, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Scores for Boulder, CO

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

Looking for more options? Boulder, Colorado has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Foothills HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.89 miles away4747 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder Colorado 80303Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 415-7000
  • Centura Health-Avista Adventist HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.18 miles away100 Health Park Dr Louisville Colorado 80027Voluntary non-profit - Church(303) 673-1280
  • Good Samaritan Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.59 miles away200 Exempla Circle Lafayette Colorado 80026Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 689-4000
  • Uchealth Broomfield HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.25 miles away11820 Destination Drive Broomfield Colorado 80021Proprietary(303) 460-6000
  • Longmont United HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.17 miles away1950 Mountain View Ave Longmont Colorado 80501Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 651-5111
  • St Anthony North Health CampusAcute Care Hospitals 15.38 miles away14300 Orchard Pkwy Broomfield Colorado 80023Voluntary non-profit - Private(720) 627-0000
  • North Suburban Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.75 miles away9191 Grant St Denver Colorado 80229Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 451-7800

Nearby Dialysis

  • Boulder Dialysis (Dva)0.43 miles away2880 Folsom St Ste 110 Boulder Colorado 80304Dialysis Stations: 14 (303) 440-5600
  • Kidney Center of Frederick3.8 miles away5992 Iris Parkway Longmont Colorado 80504Dialysis Stations: 13 (303) 833-1381
  • Kidney Center of Lafayette (Ara)9.77 miles away2655 Crescent Dr Ste C Lafayette Colorado 80026CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (720) 890-4661
  • Kidney Center of Longmont (Ara)11.02 miles away1960 Ken Pratt Blvd Ste A Longmont Colorado 80501Dialysis Stations: 20 (303) 485-7100
  • Longmont Dialysis (Dva)13.12 miles away1715 Iron Horse Dr Ste 170 Longmont Colorado 80501Dialysis Stations: 18 (303) 485-4084
  • Kidney Center on Main (Ara)13.51 miles away2144 Main St Ste 2 Longmont Colorado 80501Dialysis Stations: 14 (303) 485-8911
  • Arvada Dialysis Center (Dva)15.28 miles away9950 W 80th Ave Ste 25 Arvada Colorado 80005Dialysis Stations: 16 (303) 456-9556
  • Kidney Center of Northridge (Ara)15.72 miles away1865 W 121st Ave, Ste 300c Denver Colorado 80234Dialysis Stations: 21 (303) 429-9550