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. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its strong inspection rating. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category grades
Pikes Peak Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2719 North Union Blvd,
Colorado Springs CO 80909
73.14% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
While we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it a B for our inspections category. This grade is far better than the nursing home's overall grade. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. It is generally in your best interest to avoid facilities that have too many deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Nursing scores are largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care offered.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third highest area we gave this facility in any area came in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The more important thing is determining what bearing this had on the quality of care. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed was long-term care, which was this nursing home's worst category. We awarded this facility a D in that area. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category may not provide the type of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities provide. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home vaccinated 51.428574 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is quite a few points less than the national average. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand 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, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pikes Peak Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pikes Peak Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care patients which sustained urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pikes Peak Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pikes Peak Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pikes Peak Center, 3.81% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pikes Peak Center, 84.99% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pikes Peak Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pikes Peak Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Pikes Peak Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pikes Peak Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pikes Peak Center, 12.03 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pikes Peak Center, 75.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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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