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Monte Vista Estates

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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2277 East Drive,
Monte Vista CO 81144

43% estimated occupancy 1

Monte Vista Estates is a small nursing home in Monte Vista, Colorado. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is very good grade. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the nation. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card is its nursing score. We discuss nursing in the next section

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2023)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. The nursing rating analyzes many subcategories, but the most important consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition, this nursing home was given high marks in the area of long-term care. For this reason, it was given one of our most impressive scores in that category with a score of A+. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home'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 residents. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 85.39326 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat less than we expected but still a respectable percentage. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Adding yet another impressive category grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+ for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next area we rated was short-term care. In this area, we gave this nursing home a favorable grade of B. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Monte Vista Estates Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Monte Vista Estates, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients that developed pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Monte Vista Estates, 1.12% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Monte Vista Estates, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that have had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Monte Vista Estates, 9.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Monte Vista Estates, 10.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Monte Vista Estates, 0% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Monte Vista Estates, 92.7% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Monte Vista Estates, 31.33% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Monte Vista Estates, 24.33% of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.


Grade: A-minus

In Monte Vista Estates, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Monte Vista Estates, 24.33% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Monte Vista Estates, 23.47% of Patients

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

Nearby Hospitals

  • Rio Grande HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 14.74 miles away310 County Rd 14 Del Norte Colorado 81132Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 657-2510
  • San Luis Valley HealthAcute Care Hospitals 15.17 miles away106 Blanca Ave Alamosa Colorado 81101Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 589-2511

Nearby Dialysis

  • Alamosa Dialysis (Dva)13.8 miles away612 Del Sol Dr Alamosa Colorado 81101CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (719) 589-2022