HORIZON HEIGHTS

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Horizon Heights. 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

HORIZON HEIGHTS
1610 SCRANTON AVENUE
PUEBLO, CO 81004
(719) 564-0550

Nursing Home Ratings

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

93%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 37
  • Certified Beds: 40

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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Rating Details For Horizon Heights

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) Hours25 Minutes44 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours1 Hour and 6 Minutes33 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 7 Minutes2 Hours and 11 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 30 Minutes1 Hour and 17 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 37 Minutes3 Hours and 29 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 Vaccination90-100%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 Were Physically Restrained6%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection3%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse13%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious6%16%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight19%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased30%15%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores14%9%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores1%3%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder73%48%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder2%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain-4%

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 07/07/2010.

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

Administration

Give or Get Lab Tests to Meet the Needs of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 10/01/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/01/2009
Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 10/01/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/01/2009

Environmental

Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 08/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/10/2008
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 07/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/15/2010
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 07/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/15/2010

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 08/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/10/2008
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 07/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/15/2010

Pharmacy Service

Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 07/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/15/2010

Quality Care

Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 08/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/04/2008
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 10/01/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/26/2009
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 07/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/15/2010

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: 08/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/15/2008
Do a New Assessment After Any Major Change in a Resident's Physical or Mental Health.
  • Inspection Date: 07/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/15/2010
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 07/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/15/2010

Resident Rights

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: 07/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/15/2010
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 07/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/15/2010

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Horizon Heights, 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

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Complaint Filed: 02/11/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/09/2009

Resident Rights

Make Sure Each Resident Has the Right to Choose Activities, Schedules and Health Care According to His or Her Interests, Assessment, and Plan of Care.
  • Complaint Filed: 02/11/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/09/2009

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 Horizon Heights 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 07/19/2010.

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: 09/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2008

Building Service Equipment

Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 07/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 08/09/2010

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 09/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2008

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 09/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2008

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

Proper Fire Barriers, Ventilation and Signs for the Transport of Oxygen.
  • Inspection Date: 09/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/08/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Retrieved 2011