The Center at Cordera
9208 Grand Cordera Pkwy, Colorado Springs CO 80924 · (719) 522-2000 · 85.25% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
The Center at Cordera is in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This city is among the largest metropolitan areas in the nation with has a total of 525,713 people. This nursing home was given an impressive overall rating of A, resulting in it being ranked among the best nursing homes in Colorado Springs. This truly is an impressive accomplishment since the city features some quality facilities. Even in a city with 22 other nursing homes, this one jumped off the page as a first-rate option. Headlining this place's stellar profile is its short-term care score, which we will address in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 80 Beds
For profit - Partnership
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our short-term care scores are arguably most important for those in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. This place is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. It offered about one and a half times as many registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. This is what we like to find when grading a facility in this category. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy, we found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in the nation in this area with 68.7 percent of its residents returning home. Most nursing homes are below 50 percent in this statistic.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our nursing score is largely based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided 5.6 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This was one of the higher totals we found. Furthermore, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed is long-term care. In this category, we awarded this facility a decent grade of B-. This turned out to be this nursing home's worst category. With our long-term care grade, we look at the sheer quantity of services provided by a nursing home, as well as some quality data points. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. We were not able to locate this place's vaccination data. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Center at Cordera Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better