Skip to content

The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: ANov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: A-Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: A-Jan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: B+Feb 22: B+Mar 22: B+Apr 22: A-May 22: A-Jun 22: A-Aug 22: B+Sep 22: B+
See Rating Overview
The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood's website

3835 Harlan Street,
Wheat Ridge CO 80033

(303) 422-1533

80.28% estimated occupancy 1

The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood is in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, a city with a population of 23,969 people. Sporting an overall grade of B+, this is a very good nursing home. Based on our assessment, you could do much worse than this nursing home. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive profile was its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Colostomy Care
  • Catheter Care
  • Radiation Therapy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Wheat Ridge, Colorado badge

Best Nursing Home in Wheat Ridge, Colorado Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Wheat Ridge, Colorado badge

Best Nursing Home in Wheat Ridge, Colorado Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Wheat Ridge, Colorado badge

Best Nursing Home in Wheat Ridge, Colorado Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
Less:
More:
April
April 1, 2021April 2, 2021April 3, 2021April 4, 2021April 5, 2021April 6, 2021April 7, 2021April 8, 2021April 9, 2021April 10, 2021April 11, 2021April 12, 2021April 13, 2021April 14, 2021April 15, 2021April 16, 2021April 17, 2021April 18, 2021April 19, 2021April 20, 2021April 21, 2021April 22, 2021April 23, 2021April 24, 2021April 25, 2021April 26, 2021April 27, 2021April 28, 2021April 29, 2021April 30, 2021
May
May 1, 2021May 2, 2021May 3, 2021May 4, 2021May 5, 2021May 6, 2021May 7, 2021May 8, 2021May 9, 2021May 10, 2021May 11, 2021May 12, 2021May 13, 2021May 14, 2021May 15, 2021May 16, 2021May 17, 2021May 18, 2021May 19, 2021May 20, 2021May 21, 2021May 22, 2021May 23, 2021May 24, 2021May 25, 2021May 26, 2021May 27, 2021May 28, 2021May 29, 2021May 30, 2021May 31, 2021
June
June 1, 2021June 2, 2021June 3, 2021June 4, 2021June 5, 2021June 6, 2021June 7, 2021June 8, 2021June 9, 2021June 10, 2021June 11, 2021June 12, 2021June 13, 2021June 14, 2021June 15, 2021June 16, 2021June 17, 2021June 18, 2021June 19, 2021June 20, 2021June 21, 2021June 22, 2021June 23, 2021June 24, 2021June 25, 2021June 26, 2021June 27, 2021June 28, 2021June 29, 2021June 30, 2021
July
July 1, 2021July 2, 2021July 3, 2021July 4, 2021July 5, 2021July 6, 2021July 7, 2021July 8, 2021July 9, 2021July 10, 2021July 11, 2021July 12, 2021July 13, 2021July 14, 2021July 15, 2021July 16, 2021July 17, 2021July 18, 2021July 19, 2021July 20, 2021July 21, 2021July 22, 2021July 23, 2021July 24, 2021July 25, 2021July 26, 2021July 27, 2021July 28, 2021July 29, 2021July 30, 2021July 31, 2021
August
August 1, 2021August 2, 2021August 3, 2021August 4, 2021August 5, 2021August 6, 2021August 7, 2021August 8, 2021August 9, 2021August 10, 2021August 11, 2021August 12, 2021August 13, 2021August 14, 2021August 15, 2021August 16, 2021August 17, 2021August 18, 2021August 19, 2021August 20, 2021August 21, 2021August 22, 2021August 23, 2021August 24, 2021August 25, 2021August 26, 2021August 27, 2021August 28, 2021August 29, 2021August 30, 2021August 31, 2021
September
September 1, 2021September 2, 2021September 3, 2021September 4, 2021September 5, 2021September 6, 2021September 7, 2021September 8, 2021September 9, 2021September 10, 2021September 11, 2021September 12, 2021September 13, 2021September 14, 2021September 15, 2021September 16, 2021September 17, 2021September 18, 2021September 19, 2021September 20, 2021September 21, 2021September 22, 2021September 23, 2021September 24, 2021September 25, 2021September 26, 2021September 27, 2021September 28, 2021September 29, 2021September 30, 2021
October
October 1, 2021October 2, 2021October 3, 2021October 4, 2021October 5, 2021October 6, 2021October 7, 2021October 8, 2021October 9, 2021October 10, 2021October 11, 2021October 12, 2021October 13, 2021October 14, 2021October 15, 2021October 16, 2021October 17, 2021October 18, 2021October 19, 2021October 20, 2021October 21, 2021October 22, 2021October 23, 2021October 24, 2021October 25, 2021October 26, 2021October 27, 2021October 28, 2021October 29, 2021October 30, 2021October 31, 2021
November
November 1, 2021November 2, 2021November 3, 2021November 4, 2021November 5, 2021November 6, 2021November 7, 2021November 8, 2021November 9, 2021November 10, 2021November 11, 2021November 12, 2021November 13, 2021November 14, 2021November 15, 2021November 16, 2021November 17, 2021November 18, 2021November 19, 2021November 20, 2021November 21, 2021November 22, 2021November 23, 2021November 24, 2021November 25, 2021November 26, 2021November 27, 2021November 28, 2021November 29, 2021November 30, 2021
December
December 1, 2021December 2, 2021December 3, 2021December 4, 2021December 5, 2021December 6, 2021December 7, 2021December 8, 2021December 9, 2021December 10, 2021December 11, 2021December 12, 2021December 13, 2021December 14, 2021December 15, 2021December 16, 2021December 17, 2021December 18, 2021December 19, 2021December 20, 2021December 21, 2021December 22, 2021December 23, 2021December 24, 2021December 25, 2021December 26, 2021December 27, 2021December 28, 2021December 29, 2021December 30, 2021December 31, 2021
January
January 1, 2022January 2, 2022January 3, 2022January 4, 2022January 5, 2022January 6, 2022January 7, 2022January 8, 2022January 9, 2022January 10, 2022January 11, 2022January 12, 2022January 13, 2022January 14, 2022January 15, 2022January 16, 2022January 17, 2022January 18, 2022January 19, 2022January 20, 2022January 21, 2022January 22, 2022January 23, 2022January 24, 2022January 25, 2022January 26, 2022January 27, 2022January 28, 2022January 29, 2022January 30, 2022January 31, 2022
February
February 1, 2022February 2, 2022February 3, 2022February 4, 2022February 5, 2022February 6, 2022February 7, 2022February 8, 2022February 9, 2022February 10, 2022February 11, 2022February 12, 2022February 13, 2022February 14, 2022February 15, 2022February 16, 2022February 17, 2022February 18, 2022February 19, 2022February 20, 2022February 21, 2022February 22, 2022February 23, 2022February 24, 2022February 25, 2022February 26, 2022February 27, 2022February 28, 2022
March
March 1, 2022March 2, 2022March 3, 2022March 4, 2022March 5, 2022March 6, 2022March 7, 2022March 8, 2022March 9, 2022March 10, 2022March 11, 2022March 12, 2022March 13, 2022March 14, 2022March 15, 2022March 16, 2022March 17, 2022March 18, 2022March 19, 2022March 20, 2022March 21, 2022March 22, 2022March 23, 2022March 24, 2022March 25, 2022March 26, 2022March 27, 2022March 28, 2022March 29, 2022March 30, 2022March 31, 2022

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to being a strong facility overall, this place really excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A. Few facilities performed better in that area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility received high grades in the area of nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. Our nursing rating analyzes a handful of datapoints, however, the main one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home is also strong in the area of long-term care, where it was given a grade of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this category. For patients in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 69.53125 percent of its residents. This is a few points below what we expected but still a decent percentage. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least 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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we rated is short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a decent grade of B-. This actually is this facility's least impressive category. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is typically a solid assessment of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents that have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that have had a fall resulting in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 3.81% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 84.99% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 15.45% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of deterioration of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 19.26% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 12.03 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 75.71% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Lutheran Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.42 miles away8300 W 38th Ave Wheat Ridge Colorado 80033Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 425-4500
  • Denver Health Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.82 miles away777 Bannock St Denver Colorado 80204Government - State(303) 602-4930
  • Centura Health-St Anthony HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.97 miles away11600 West 2nd Plc Denver Colorado 80228Voluntary non-profit - Church(720) 321-0000
  • Orthocolorado Hospital at St Anthony Med CampusAcute Care Hospitals 5.01 miles away11650 West 2nd Place Denver Colorado 80228Proprietary(720) 321-5000
  • Saint Joseph HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.1 miles away1375 E 19th Ave Denver Colorado 80218Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 812-2000
  • Presbyterian St Lukes Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.34 miles away1719 E 19th Ave Denver Colorado 80218Government - State(303) 839-6000
  • National Jewish HealthAcute Care Hospitals 6.7 miles away1400 Jackson St Denver Colorado 80206Voluntary non-profit - Private(303) 388-4461
  • Rose Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.35 miles away4567 E 9th Ave Denver Colorado 80220Proprietary(303) 320-2121

Nearby Dialysis

  • Kidney Center of Wheat Ridge (Ara)0.59 miles away6920 W 38th Ave Wheat Ridge Colorado 80033Dialysis Stations: 16 (303) 463-3041
  • Kidney Center of Arvada (Ara)1.76 miles away5265 Vance St Arvada Colorado 80002CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (303) 403-1127
  • Lakewood Dialysis (Dva)1.78 miles away1750 Pierce St Denver Colorado 80214CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (303) 238-6111
  • Mile High Pd (Dva)1.78 miles away1750 Pierce St Ste A Denver Colorado 80214Dialysis Stations: 3 (303) 232-0939
  • Kidney Center of Lakewood (Ara)4.11 miles away6166 W Alameda Ave Denver Colorado 80226Dialysis Stations: 21 (303) 922-6371
  • Pavilion Dialysis (Fmc)4.7 miles away723 Delaware St #m105 Denver Colorado 80204CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (303) 623-2107
  • Denver Dialysis (Dva)4.83 miles away2900 Downing St Ste C Denver Colorado 80205CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (303) 292-0303
  • Lakewood Crossing Dialysis (Dva)5.08 miles away1057 S Wadsworth Blvd Ste 100 Denver Colorado 80226Dialysis Stations: 22 (720) 962-6199