San Luis Care Center is located in Alamosa, Colorado, a city with a population of 14,675 people. It looks like this nursing home is among the higher-rated nursing homes we looked at. A grade in this range requires very strong scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities in the United States. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its short-term care grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
San Luis Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our shot-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. We analyzed the qualifications of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours those nurses worked with patients, in computing our score in this area. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the last category, this nursing home also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, we gave it a B+ in that category. This wrapped up a first-rate profile. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 95.74468 percent of its residents, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations 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.
San Luis Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In San Luis Care Center, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In San Luis Care Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In San Luis Care Center, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who 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 caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In San Luis Care Center, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In San Luis Care Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In San Luis Care Center, 3.73% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In San Luis Care Center, 85.7% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In San Luis Care Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In San Luis Care Center, 20.53% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' well-being.
In San Luis Care 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 typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In San Luis Care Center, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In San Luis Care Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In San Luis Care Center, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements.
- San Luis Valley HealthAcute Care Hospitals 0.71 miles away106 Blanca Ave Alamosa Colorado 81101Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 589-2511
- San Luis Valley Health Conejos County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 15.32 miles away19021 Us Highway 285 La Jara Colorado 81140Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 274-5121
- Alamosa Dialysis (Dva)0.67 miles away612 Del Sol Dr Alamosa Colorado 81101CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (719) 589-2022