Pikes Peak Center is a very-large facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is a lower end nursing home, with an overall grade of D. If you aren't happy with this facility's overall grade, you should be able to find a better option in Colorado Springs. The city has at least 10 other nursing homes. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is nursing, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Pikes Peak Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Although this nursing home's overall grade wasn't a highlight, it actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing. We gave it a B- for that category. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, nursing scores also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next highest area turned out to be its short-term care score, where it received a grade of B-. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, this nursing home 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. The question is whether this also impacted quality of care. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
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This nursing home earned mediocre government inspections in recent years. We awarded them a C in this category. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home had 2 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were in category J, K or L. This indicates CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to place resident safety or health in immediate harm or jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive area is long-term care, which is the last area we looked at. For this category, we gave this nursing home a D. Facilities that do not fare well in this category typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to a relatively low 57.528957 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pikes Peak Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pikes Peak Center, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pikes Peak Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pikes Peak Center, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents which had a UTI. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pikes Peak Center, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pikes Peak Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pikes Peak Center, 3.73% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pikes Peak Center, 85.7% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pikes Peak Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pikes Peak Center, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Pikes Peak Center, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pikes Peak Center, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pikes Peak Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pikes Peak Center, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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
- Centura Health-Penrose-St Francis Health ServicesAcute Care Hospitals 1.44 miles away2222 North Nevada Ave Colorado Springs Colorado 80907Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 776-5000
- University Colo Health Memorial Hospital CentralAcute Care Hospitals 2.24 miles away1400 E Boulder St Colorado Springs Colorado 80909Government - Local(719) 365-5000
- Uchealth Grandview HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.97 miles away5623 Pulpit Peak View Colorado Springs Colorado 80918Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 272-3623
- Cedar Springs Behavioral Health SystemPsychiatric 4.95 miles away2135 Southgate Rd Colorado Springs Colorado 80906Proprietary(719) 633-4114
- Uchealth Pikes Peak Regional HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 16.68 miles away16420 West Highway 24 Woodland Park Colorado 80863Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 687-9999
- Liberty Dialysis Colorado Springs Central (Fmc)0.93 miles away1910 E Lelaray St Colorado Springs Colorado 80909CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (719) 380-4878
- Pikes Peak Dialysis Center (Dva)0.94 miles away2002 Lelaray St Ste 130 Colorado Springs Colorado 80909CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 43 (719) 471-4615
- Printers Place Dialysis Center (Dva)3.04 miles away2802 International Cir Colorado Springs Colorado 80910Dialysis Stations: 16 (719) 630-0602
- Liberty Dialysis - Colorado Springs South (Fmc)3.12 miles away2508 Airport Rd Colorado Springs Colorado 80909CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (719) 227-7455
- Liberty Dialysis - Colorado Springs North (Fmc)3.49 miles away2180 Hollowbrook Dr Colorado Springs Colorado 80918CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (719) 593-2999
- North Colorado Springs Dialysis (Dva)6.3 miles away6071 E Woodmen Rd Ste 100/120 Colorado Springs Colorado 80923Dialysis Stations: 15 (719) 638-1223