Sloan's Lake Rehabilitation Center
1601 North Lowell Boulevard, Denver CO 80204 · (303) 534-2211 · 95.23% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Sloan's Lake Rehabilitation Center is a small facility located in Denver, Colorado. This facility is ranked among the highest-rated nursing homes we looked at. Receiving an A+ in our grading system requires superb scores across the board. Even in a city of 43 nursing homes, this facility jumped off the page as a quality selection. Headlining this place's stellar report card is its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
To pair with a strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively minor. 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
This nursing home was given high marks in the area of short-term care. For this reason, it received one of our highest scores in that area with a score of A+. Short-term care ratings are critical for people seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Remarkably, this place provides approximately one and a half times as many hours of services from registered nurses and physical therapists than most facilities we looked at. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the country with 75.2 percent of its patients returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.
Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to point out the fact that this facility received a strong grade of A in our long-term care category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home provided information about vaccinations. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Moving on to the fourth category, this facility also performed well in our nursing category. We gave it an A- in that area. This topped off a straight A report card. Our nursing rating is based on several components, but the primary one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This place provided 4.7 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is among the more impressive figures in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are very impressed by both of these figures. On top of offering high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in Colorado in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sloan's Lake Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better