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Sunny Vista Living Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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2445 East Cache La Poudre,
Colorado Springs CO 80909

(719) 471-8700

92.15% estimated occupancy 1

Sunny Vista Living Center is an average-sized non-profit facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We gave this nursing home a B- overall, which is a solid grade. This is comparable with the city grade in Colorado Springs, which is a B. You could certainly do worse than this nursing home. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We want to point out that this nursing home received a much better grade for short-term care than its overall score. It received one of our best grades in that category with an A-. Short-term care ratings are vital for people looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This means a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. It doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents that returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Turning to the category of nursing, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- in that area. Our nursing grade is mostly tied to a facility's level 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 place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning patients even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

We also awarded this nursing home a respectable score in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of C. Long-term care grades are generally used to measure a facility's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a skilled nursing facility. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 95.49296 percent of its patients, which is more than most nursing homes. This facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

Turning the last category of inspections, this ended up not being this facility's weakest grade. Inspection scores are based on a nursing home's recent government inspections. We gave this nursing home a grade of C in this category. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Overall, we definitely found plenty of high points on this nursing home's inspection report.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Sunny Vista Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Sunny Vista Living Center, 6.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Sunny Vista Living Center, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Sunny Vista Living Center, 2.13% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Sunny Vista Living Center, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Sunny Vista Living Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Sunny Vista Living Center, 3.73% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Sunny Vista Living Center, 85.7% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Sunny Vista Living Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Sunny Vista Living Center, 20.53% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is vital to patients health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Sunny Vista Living Center, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Sunny Vista Living Center, 20.53 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Sunny Vista Living Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Sunny Vista Living Center, 75.24% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Colorado Springs, CO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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Nearby Dialysis

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