Monte Vista Estates is a small nursing home in Monte Vista, Colorado. This facility received an overall grade of B, which is favorable grade. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this place. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its long-term care score, which we will address in the next section.
Monte Vista Estates
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home performed well in our long-term care category. We gave it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 93.63637 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is somewhat lower than we were hoping for but still a respectable percentage. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Our nursing grade is largely based on the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third highest category we awarded this facility in any category came in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. With our short-term care score, we endeavor to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 5.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Turning to our inspection category, it appears this facility has earned quality inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a score of B- in this category. We believe that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Monte Vista Estates Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Monte Vista Estates, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Monte Vista Estates, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who experienced a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Monte Vista Estates, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Monte Vista Estates, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Monte Vista Estates, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Monte Vista Estates, 3.73% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Monte Vista Estates, 85.7% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Monte Vista Estates, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Monte Vista Estates, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Monte Vista Estates, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Monte Vista Estates, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
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