Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized facility in Pueblo, Colorado. Sporting an overall grade of D, this is a subpar nursing home. If you are not happy with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are eight other nursing homes in Pueblo. 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 nursing home's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2701 California Street,
Pueblo CO 81004
64.52% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we wanted to note its decent inspections in recent years. We awarded it a relatively respectable score of B- in that area. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing 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. 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.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B-. When determining a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of training of the nurses. This facility provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a lower figure than we were hoping for. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its third best category grade in the area of short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a decent grade. In our short-term care score, we endeavor to craft a fair barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our final area, this facility received a grade of C for long-term care, which is an acceptable score. Long-term care scores are vital for individuals requiring personal care. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.595146 percent of its patients. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which sustained a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term residents that were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center, 3.81% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center, 84.99% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Desert Willow Health & Rehabilitation Center, 75.71% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Pueblo, CO
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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