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Western Hills Health Care Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: A+Oct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: AOct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: A-May 22: A-
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1625 Carr Street,
Denver CO 80214

(303) 232-6881

61.71% estimated occupancy 1

With more than 20 nursing homes to choose from located in Denver, Colorado, Western Hills Health Care Center is one of the multitude of facilities in the city. This facility received an A- overall, which is among the top ratings that we offer. A grade in this range requires superb scores across the board. You flat out can't do much better than this nursing home. As you can find below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category scores. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. Our nursing grade analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these datapoints as good measures of the quality of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Contributing to its strong assessment, this nursing home also received a dominant short-term care score, with a grade of A-. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more critical for residents in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing. This means not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Colorado in this area with 57.9 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also want to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was awarded a high-end grade of A- in our long-term care category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. The last statistic we assessed was its hospitalization rate. While it had 2.89 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was close to the middle of the pack due to it having some more complicated patients.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Lastly, we wanted to draw your attention to this facility's nearly flawless inspections. We awarded them a B+ in this category. This finishes off a very impressive report card. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Western Hills Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Western Hills Health Care Center, 5.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which have pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Western Hills Health Care Center, 3.41% of Patients had Serious Falls

This gauges the percentage of long-term residents who experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Western Hills Health Care Center, 2.12% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Western Hills Health Care Center, 17.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Western Hills Health Care Center, 12.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Western Hills Health Care Center, 3.71% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Western Hills Health Care Center, 85.88% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Western Hills Health Care Center, 15.2% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Western Hills Health Care Center, 20.54% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Western Hills Health Care Center, 1.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Western Hills Health Care Center, 20.54 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Western Hills Health Care Center, 11.36 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Western Hills Health Care Center, 75.04% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Denver, CO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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Nearby Dialysis

  • Lakewood Dialysis (Dva)1.05 miles away1750 Pierce St Denver Colorado 80214CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (303) 238-6111
  • Mile High Pd (Dva)1.05 miles away1750 Pierce St Ste A Denver Colorado 80214Dialysis Stations: 3 (303) 232-0939
  • Kidney Center of Wheat Ridge (Ara)2.05 miles away6920 W 38th Ave Wheat Ridge Colorado 80033Dialysis Stations: 16 (303) 463-3041
  • Kidney Center of Lakewood (Ara)2.62 miles away6166 W Alameda Ave Denver Colorado 80226Dialysis Stations: 21 (303) 922-6371
  • West Lakewood Dialysis Center (Dva)3.1 miles away11700 W 2nd Pl, Ste 325 Denver Colorado 80228Dialysis Stations: 14 (303) 987-4672
  • Lakewood Crossing Dialysis (Dva)3.11 miles away1057 S Wadsworth Blvd Ste 100 Denver Colorado 80226Dialysis Stations: 22 (720) 962-6199
  • Kidney Center of Arvada (Ara)3.49 miles away5265 Vance St Arvada Colorado 80002CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (303) 403-1127
  • Kidney Center of Bear Creek (Ara)4.55 miles away11058 West Jewell Ave Denver Colorado 80232Dialysis Stations: 15 (303) 233-4204

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