Walsh Healthcare Center is a small government-owned nursing home in Walsh, Colorado. This facility received an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average rating. Based on our assessment, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
Walsh Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A for our nursing rating. There are several criteria included in this grade. Most of the factors relate to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This facility also performed well in inspections. In fact, it earned a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. It received one of our best scores in that area with a score of A-. Few nursing homes with an overall grade in this range performed as well in multiple categories. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. It does not appear that we were able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Without having access to all of the deficiency data for this facility, it ended up being a challenge to fully assess the place in terms of this category.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also was awarded favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we gave it one of our better grades in that area, with a score of B. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our fourth category, this nursing home received a decent long-term care rating. Even though this is not as dominant as many of its other category grades, this is truly not a terrible score. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility provided the vaccine to 97.72727 percent of its residents, which is a very solid statistic. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Walsh Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Walsh Healthcare Center, 5.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Walsh Healthcare Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percent of long-term patients which experienced a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Walsh Healthcare Center, 2.14% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who have sustained a UTI. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Walsh Healthcare Center, 17.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Walsh Healthcare Center, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Walsh Healthcare Center, 3.81% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Walsh Healthcare Center, 84.99% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Walsh Healthcare Center, 15.45% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Walsh Healthcare Center, 19.26% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.
In Walsh Healthcare Center, 1.08 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Walsh Healthcare Center, 19.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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