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 located in Boulder, Colorado, a city with a total of 120,932 people. Featuring an overall grade of F, we consider this to be a lower end facility. Boulder received a more impressive city grade of B, so there are far better options in the city worth looking at. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 162 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

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: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors 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 deficiencies are quite 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

B-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

This nursing home excelled in our nursing category, where it received an B-. Few facilities performed better in this area. Nursing grades are primarily based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 3.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

This facility also didn't rate poorly in the category of short-term care. Indeed, we awarded it a C for that area, which is among its better scores. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 28.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: FApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

This nursing home's weakest area was long-term care, which is the final area we looked at. In this category, we gave this nursing home a D. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 97.88461 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than most nursing homes. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.62 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

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

Mesa Vista of Boulder Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A-
4.44%
State
B+
5.66%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which have had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Provider
A+
0.19%
State
B
3.62%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.

Provider
A-
0.78%
State
B+
2.02%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
D
25.39%
State
B
14.8%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Provider
A-
13.22%
State
A-
11.74%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a measure of quality of life.

Provider
B-
3.68%
State
B
3.17%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Provider
B-
96.04%
State
B-
86.68%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's well-being.

Provider
D
23.48%
State
B
14.22%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
A
25.11%
State
B
16.77%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Provider
A+
0.62
State
A-
1.26
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Provider
D
25.11
State
B
16.77
National
B
17.08

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-
11.72
State
B
10.79
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

Provider
F
30.58%
State
B
67.97%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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Nearby Dialysis

Boulder Dialysis (Dva) 0.43 mi
Dialysis Stations: 14
2880 Folsom St Ste 110 Boulder Colorado 80304
(303) 440-5600
Kidney Center of Frederick 3.8 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
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(303) 833-1381
Kidney Center of Lafayette (Ara) 9.77 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
2655 Crescent Dr Ste C Lafayette Colorado 80026
(720) 890-4661
Kidney Center of Longmont (Ara) 11.02 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
1960 Ken Pratt Blvd Ste A Longmont Colorado 80501
(303) 485-7100
Longmont Dialysis (Dva) 13.12 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
1715 Iron Horse Dr Ste 170 Longmont Colorado 80501
(303) 485-4084
Kidney Center on Main (Ara) 13.51 mi
Dialysis Stations: 14
2144 Main St Ste 2 Longmont Colorado 80501
(303) 485-8911
Arvada Dialysis Center (Dva) 15.28 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
9950 W 80th Ave Ste 25 Arvada Colorado 80005
(303) 456-9556
Kidney Center of Northridge (Ara) 15.72 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
1865 W 121st Ave, Ste 300c Denver Colorado 80234
(303) 429-9550