DENVER NORTH CARE CENTER

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Denver North Care Center. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

DENVER NORTH CARE CENTER
2201 DOWNING STREET
DENVER, CO 80205
(303) 861-4825

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

99%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 79
  • Certified Beds: 80

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from November through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Very High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Denver North Care Center. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1638.9%
ADL Index Range: 0-561.1%
Total Percent:100.0%
 

Rating Details For Denver North Care Center

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours32 Minutes49 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours1 Hour and 12 Minutes35 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 9 Minutes1 Hour and 53 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 44 Minutes1 Hour and 23 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 52 Minutes3 Hours and 17 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Colorado are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityColorado Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination28%87%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%88%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious7%16%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair1%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse4%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain4%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder3%7%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder17%48%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight2%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection2%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased5%15%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores1%3%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 03/26/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 04/17/2008
  • Correction Date: 05/15/2008
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 03/26/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/30/2010

Pharmacy Service

1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 04/17/2008
  • Correction Date: 05/15/2008
Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 04/17/2008
  • Correction Date: 05/15/2008
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 03/26/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/30/2010

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 05/06/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/03/2009
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 05/06/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/03/2009
Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 05/06/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/03/2009
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 03/26/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/30/2010
Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 03/26/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/30/2010

Resident Assessment

Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 05/06/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/03/2009
Make Sure That All Needed Doctor Visits Are Made Personally by a Doctor, As Required.
  • Inspection Date: 03/26/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/30/2010

Resident Rights

Provide Proof That All Residents' Personal Money Which is Deposited with the Nursing Home, is Secure.
  • Inspection Date: 04/17/2008
  • Correction Date: 05/15/2008
Tell Each Resident Who Can Get Medicaid Benefits About 1) Which Items and Services Medicaid Covers and Which the Resident Must Pay For; or 2) How to Apply for Medicaid, Along with the Names and Addresses of State Groups That Can Help.
  • Inspection Date: 03/26/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/30/2010

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Denver North Care Center, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Resident Rights

Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Complaint Filed: 08/20/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/17/2008

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Denver North Care Center had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 04/20/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/24/2009
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 04/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/21/2010

Building Construction

Approved Construction Type or Materials.
  • Inspection Date: 04/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/21/2010

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/03/2009

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/23/2008
Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/23/2009
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/23/2009
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 04/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/17/2010

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/23/2008

Fire Alarm Systems

A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/23/2008
Properly Maintained Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/23/2008
Properly Maintained Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 04/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/11/2010

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/23/2008
Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 06/03/2009
  • Correction Date: 06/03/2009
Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 04/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/17/2010

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

Proper Fire Barriers, Ventilation and Signs for the Transport of Oxygen.
  • Inspection Date: 04/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/04/2010

Miscellaneous

Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/23/2008

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Walls or Barriers That Prevent Smoke from Passing Through and Would Resist Fire for at Least One Hour.
  • Inspection Date: 05/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/23/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Retrieved 2011