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Namaste Alzheimer Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Namaste Alzheimer Center's website

2 Penrose Boulevard,
Colorado Springs CO 80906

(719) 442-4240

96.09% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Namaste Alzheimer Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Namaste Alzheimer Center is in the large metropolitan area of Colorado Springs, Colorado which has a total of 525,713 people. This is a well below average facility, with an overall grade of D. Fortunately, this nursing home is one of 22 nursing homes in this city so if you aren't impressed, you should have better options. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although this place's overall grade was not a highlight, it received a somewhat respectable score in the area of inspections. We awarded it a B- for that area, which is a decent score. Inspection ratings are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to resident safety. This particular nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. On top of having severe deficiencies, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also want to point out that this facility received a decent grade in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of B- in the area. Our nursing score is largely associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a somewhat discouraging figure as it is well below average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we assessed is short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a B- in this area. Our short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Moving on to our last category, this facility did not fare well here either. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in long-term care, this is about as as uninspiring as it gets. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category likely don't provide the kind of consistent 24/7 care that some other nursing homes provide. Once we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated just 79.439255 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Namaste Alzheimer Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Namaste Alzheimer Center, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Namaste Alzheimer Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Namaste Alzheimer Center, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Namaste Alzheimer Center, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Namaste Alzheimer Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Namaste Alzheimer Center, 3.73% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Namaste Alzheimer Center, 85.7% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Namaste Alzheimer Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Namaste Alzheimer Center, 20.53% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for patients health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Namaste Alzheimer Center, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Namaste Alzheimer Center, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Scores for Colorado Springs, CO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Colorado Springs, Colorado has 21 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • University Colo Health Memorial Hospital CentralAcute Care Hospitals 4.8 miles away1400 E Boulder St Colorado Springs Colorado 80909Government - Local(719) 365-5000
  • Centura Health-Penrose-St Francis Health ServicesAcute Care Hospitals 5.85 miles away2222 North Nevada Ave Colorado Springs Colorado 80907Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 776-5000
  • Uchealth Grandview HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.85 miles away5623 Pulpit Peak View Colorado Springs Colorado 80918Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 272-3623
  • Uchealth Pikes Peak Regional HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 17.43 miles away16420 West Highway 24 Woodland Park Colorado 80863Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 687-9999

Nearby Dialysis

  • Printers Place Dialysis Center (Dva)4.73 miles away2802 International Cir Colorado Springs Colorado 80910Dialysis Stations: 16 (719) 630-0602
  • Liberty Dialysis - Colorado Springs South (Fmc)4.92 miles away2508 Airport Rd Colorado Springs Colorado 80909CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (719) 227-7455
  • Liberty Dialysis Colorado Springs Central (Fmc)6.09 miles away1910 E Lelaray St Colorado Springs Colorado 80909CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (719) 380-4878
  • Pikes Peak Dialysis Center (Dva)6.12 miles away2002 Lelaray St Ste 130 Colorado Springs Colorado 80909CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 43 (719) 471-4615
  • Liberty Dialysis - Colorado Springs North (Fmc)10.09 miles away2180 Hollowbrook Dr Colorado Springs Colorado 80918CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (719) 593-2999
  • North Colorado Springs Dialysis (Dva)13.03 miles away6071 E Woodmen Rd Ste 100/120 Colorado Springs Colorado 80923Dialysis Stations: 15 (719) 638-1223