The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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-
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3835 Harlan Street,
Wheat Ridge CO 80033

(303) 422-1533

80.76% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood is one of just three facilities in this city. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is among the highest grades that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. We can't find many negative things to say about this place. Its scores are just impeccable. This facility also received consistently good scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

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

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this nursing home performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Inspection scores are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as predictive indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this facility also was given favorable long-term care scores this year. Indeed, we awarded it one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a score of B+. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 73.46939 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is a bit less than we anticipated but still a decent figure. Fortunately, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 1 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a much better hospitalization rate than most nursing homes.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Switching gears to our final category, this nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in this area, topping off one of our finer report cards. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. It fared better than most nursing homes in this area with 54.6 percent of its patients returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 5.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 3.41% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 2.12% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 12.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 3.71% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 85.88% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 15.2% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 20.54% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 20.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 11.36 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In The Rehabilitation Center at Sandalwood, 75.04% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

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

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