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University Park Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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University Park Care Center's website

945 Desert Flower Boulevard,
Pueblo CO 81001

(719) 545-5321

58.55% estimated occupancy 1

University Park Care Center is a large nursing home located in Pueblo, Colorado. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. In our view, this place looks like a good fit for quite a few people. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card is its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Pueblo, Colorado badge

Best Nursing Home in Pueblo, Colorado Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing turned out to be its best category. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. In computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are seeing patients and the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility truly excelled in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed more favorably in this area. In the area of short-term care, we seek to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

In addition, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an impressive grade of A-. Few facilities performed better in this area. Inspection scores are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Switching gears to our next area, we gave this nursing home a D for the area of long-term care. This is the nursing home's worst category rating. Nevertheless, you should not dwell on a single weak grade. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinates 96.96202 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

University Park Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In University Park Care Center, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients which suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In University Park Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients that suffered falls which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In University Park Care Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In University Park Care Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In University Park Care Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents which were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In University Park Care Center, 3.81% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In University Park Care Center, 84.99% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In University Park Care Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In University Park Care Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In University Park Care Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In University Park Care Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In University Park Care Center, 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.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In University Park Care Center, 75.71% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.

Scores for Pueblo, CO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Pueblo, Colorado has 8 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Parkview Medical Center, IncAcute Care Hospitals 2.18 miles away400 W 16th St Pueblo Colorado 81003Voluntary non-profit - Private(719) 584-4000
  • Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo-PsychPsychiatric 2.44 miles away1600 W 24th St Pueblo Colorado 81003Government - State(719) 546-4000
  • Centura Health-St Mary Corwin Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.51 miles away1008 Minnequa Ave Pueblo Colorado 81004Voluntary non-profit - Church(719) 557-4000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Pueblo Dialysis (Fmc)0.32 miles away41 Montebello Rd Ste 102 Pueblo Colorado 81001Dialysis Stations: 21 (719) 545-1575
  • Liberty Dialysis - Pueblo1.6 miles away850 Eagleridge Blvd Pueblo Colorado 81008Dialysis Stations: 18 (719) 253-5980
  • Pueblo South Dialysis (Fmc)6.76 miles away3426 Lake Avenue Ste 110 Pueblo Colorado 81004CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (719) 564-2442
  • Pueblo West Dialysis (Fmc)8.1 miles away73 N Aspen Ski Way Pueblo Colorado 81007Dialysis Stations: 13 (719) 547-3888