Rio Grande Inn is a small nursing home located in La Jara, Colorado. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some respectable marks. You can certainly do worse than this nursing home. This nursing home did not excel in every category we looked at, but it did not receive any rock-bottom grades either. Additional information about its category grades is available below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 60 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

While this nursing home earned a decent overall score, its inspections grade is notably better than its overall score. Due to a strong government inspection report this year, it received a strong score in that area with a grade of B+. Our inspection grades are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Based on this, we still had favorable view of this nursing home's recent inspections.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility earned an B in the area of nursing. When determining our nursing ratings, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility excelled in these areas, with excellent scores for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Long-term Care Quality

C
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Historical

The third area we assessed is long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a decent grade of C. Our long-term care grade is generally used to gauge a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services offered by a skilled nursing facility. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 97.3262 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 1.66 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Short-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: B-Apr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

This facility's worst category is short-term care, which is the final area we looked at. For this area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of just D. In crafting our short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. With its abysmal rating in this category, we weren't stunned to discover this place provides far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 31.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics was damning for this facility's short-term care grade.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Rio Grande Inn Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.

Provider
B+
5.88%
State
B+
5.66%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents which suffered a fall leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.

Provider
A-
2.14%
State
B
3.62%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Provider
D
7.03%
State
B+
2.02%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents which are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.

Provider
B+
10.5%
State
B
14.8%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
A-
12.9%
State
A-
11.74%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.17%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
B+
98.66%
State
B-
86.68%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.

Provider
B-
16.57%
State
B
14.22%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
B-
15.18%
State
B
16.77%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
B
1.63
State
A-
1.26
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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

Provider
B+
15.18
State
B
16.77
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
F
31.87
State
B
10.79
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.

Provider
D
58.08%
State
B
67.97%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

San Luis Valley Health Conejos County Hospital 0.18 mi
19021 Us Highway 285 La Jara Colorado 81140
(719) 274-5121
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
San Luis Valley Health 15.11 mi
106 Blanca Ave Alamosa Colorado 81101
(719) 589-2511
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Alamosa Dialysis (Dva) 15.53 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
612 Del Sol Dr Alamosa Colorado 81101
(719) 589-2022