Mount St Francis Nursing Center is a facility located in Colorado Springs, Colorado which has a population of 525,713 people. Featuring an overall score of A-, this nursing home is ranked among the better nursing homes we assessed. Indeed, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the 10 highest graded facilities in Colorado Springs. We also gave this nursing home strong ratings in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Mount St Francis Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
7550 Assisi Heights,
Colorado Springs CO 80919
95.18% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Colorado Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this facility excelled in inspections, where it received a grade of A. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. We weren't able to locate information on deficiency's for this nursing home. We wish we had more data for this nursing home. Without the information regarding deficiencies, it was a challenge to grade this facility in terms of this category.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing grade is largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Colorado in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a resident even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its strong profile, this nursing home also received a strong short-term care grade, with a grade of A-. Our short-term care grade is often used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was long-term care. This nursing home was given an impressive nursing score in our assessment, with a grade of B. Even though this wasn't nearly as dominant as a few of its other grades, this is still one of the more favorable grades for that category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 98.7013 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mount St Francis Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mount St Francis Nursing Center, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mount St Francis Nursing Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mount St Francis Nursing Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents that experienced a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mount St Francis Nursing Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mount St Francis Nursing Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mount St Francis Nursing Center, 3.81% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mount St Francis Nursing Center, 84.99% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mount St Francis Nursing Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mount St Francis Nursing Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Mount St Francis Nursing Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mount St Francis Nursing Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mount St Francis Nursing Center, 75.71% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Colorado Springs, CO
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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