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Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation

  • Nursing Home

Updated May 1, 2020 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: A-
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Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation's website

1610 Scranton Avenue,
Pueblo CO 81004

(719) 564-0550

Note: Data for Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation is one of nine available nursing homes in Pueblo, Colorado. This nursing home received a phenomenal overall grade of A-. This turned out to be radically better than most of the nursing homes in Pueblo Based on our assessment, this facility looks like a wonderful choice for just about anybody. Keep reading to find this facility's category ratings, which are also impressive. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Lymphedema Care

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To pair with a strong overall grade, we awarded this facility an A for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. It doesn't look like we have deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also fared very well in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a score of A. Not many facilities received a better grade in this area. Short-term care grades are typically employed to score a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. We were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. There are many datapoints included in this grade. Most of the factors relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning residents even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The final area we rated is long-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B+. This topped off a first-rate profile. Not many nursing homes earned a B+ or higher in in each area we assessed. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After we finished assessing the volume of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a life or death ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation, 3.81% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation, 84.99% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation, 15.45% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation, 19.26% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation, 12.03 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Riverwalk Post Acute and Rehabilitation, 75.71% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.

Scores for Pueblo, CO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Pueblo, Colorado has 8 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Centura Health-St Mary Corwin Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.06 miles away1008 Minnequa Ave Pueblo Colorado 81004Voluntary non-profit - Church(719) 557-4000
  • Parkview Medical Center, IncAcute Care Hospitals 3.25 miles away400 W 16th St Pueblo Colorado 81003Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 584-4000
  • Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo-PsychPsychiatric 3.55 miles away1600 W 24th St Pueblo Colorado 81003Government - State(719) 546-4000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Pueblo South Dialysis (Fmc)1.91 miles away3426 Lake Avenue Ste 110 Pueblo Colorado 81004CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (719) 564-2442
  • Pueblo Dialysis (Fmc)5.12 miles away41 Montebello Rd Ste 102 Pueblo Colorado 81001Dialysis Stations: 21 (719) 545-1575
  • Liberty Dialysis - Pueblo5.63 miles away850 Eagleridge Blvd Pueblo Colorado 81008Dialysis Stations: 18 (719) 253-5980
  • Pueblo West Dialysis (Fmc)8.63 miles away73 N Aspen Ski Way Pueblo Colorado 81007Dialysis Stations: 13 (719) 547-3888