SIERRA REHABILITATION AND CARE COMMUNITY

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Sierra Rehabilitation and Care Community. 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

SIERRA REHABILITATION AND CARE COMMUNITY
1432 DEPEW STREET
LAKEWOOD, CO 80214
(303) 238-1375

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Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
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Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

89%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 74
  • Certified Beds: 83

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Limited Liability Company
  • 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 October through October 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 Sierra Rehabilitation and Care Community. 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: 11-16100.0%
Total Percent:100.0%
 

Rating Details For Sierra Rehabilitation and Care Community

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) Hours51 Minutes51 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours39 Minutes35 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours31 Minutes1 Hour and 54 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 30 Minutes1 Hour and 26 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours2 Hours and 1 Minutes3 Hours and 20 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 Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season87%88%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination83%87%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores3%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased10%15%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious4%16%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder4%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain1%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection4%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse8%11%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores11%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight2%8%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder19%48%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination73%79%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season64%81%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores4%9%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium-3%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain10%23%

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 05/05/2010.

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

Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 09/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/03/2008
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 06/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/17/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 06/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/17/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 06/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/17/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 05/05/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/08/2010
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 05/05/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/08/2010

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 09/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/03/2008
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 05/05/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/08/2010

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 09/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/03/2008
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 09/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/03/2008
Give Proper Treatment to Residents with Feeding Tubes to Prevent Problems (Such As Aspiration Pneumonia, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Dehydration, Metabolic Abnormalities, Nasal-Pharyngeal Ulcers) and Help Restore Eating Skills, if Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 06/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/17/2009
Provide Social Services for Related Medical Problems to Help Each Resident Achieve the Highest Possible Quality of Life.
  • Inspection Date: 05/05/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/08/2010
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 05/05/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/08/2010
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 05/05/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/08/2010
Properly Care for Residents Needing Special Services, Including: Injections, Colostomy, Ureostomy, Ileostomy, Tracheostomy Care, Tracheal Suctioning, Respiratory Care, Foot Care, and Prostheses.
  • Inspection Date: 05/05/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/08/2010

Resident Assessment

Do a New Assessment After Any Major Change in a Resident's Physical or Mental Health.
  • Inspection Date: 09/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/03/2008
Check and Update (If Needed) Each Resident's Assessment Every 3 Months.
  • Inspection Date: 09/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/03/2008
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 09/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/03/2008
Electronically Record and Report Resident Status Assessments in a Timely Manner As Required in Order to Monitor Resident Health and Progress.
  • Inspection Date: 09/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/03/2008
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 06/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/17/2009
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 05/05/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/08/2010

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: 05/05/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/08/2010
Keep Each Resident's Personal and Medical Records Private and Confidential.
  • Inspection Date: 05/05/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/08/2010
Help and Prepare Each Resident for a Safe and Easy Discharge and Transfer from the Nursing Home.
  • Inspection Date: 05/05/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/08/2010

Enforcement

Below is a list of any civil penalities or denials of payment for new admissions (DPNA) that this facility received in the previous three years. Note: Monetary figures are not available for DPNAs.

Action TakenDateAmount
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)01/26/2010$3,575

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Sierra Rehabilitation and Care Community, 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

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 01/26/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/24/2010

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 Sierra Rehabilitation and Care Community 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 05/27/2010.

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: 09/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/29/2008
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 07/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/29/2009
Portable Fire Extinguishers.
  • Inspection Date: 07/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/29/2009
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/30/2010

Building Construction

Approved Construction Type or Materials.
  • Inspection Date: 07/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/29/2009

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2008
Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/30/2010

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/25/2008
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 07/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/29/2009
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/30/2010

Exits and Egress

Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/30/2010

Fire Alarm Systems

A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/17/2008

Furnishings and Decorations

Exits That Are Free from Obstructions and Can Be Used at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2008
Restrictions on the Use of Flammable Curtains.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/25/2008

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 07/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/29/2009
Properly Installed Hallway Dispensers for Alcohol-Based Hand Rub.
  • Inspection Date: 07/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/29/2009

Interior Finish

Fire-Resistant Room Wall Surfaces.
  • Inspection Date: 05/27/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/30/2010

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

Proper Fire Barriers, Ventilation and Signs for the Transport of Oxygen.
  • Inspection Date: 07/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/29/2009

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Smoke Barrier Doors That Can Resist Smoke for at Least 20 Minutes.
  • Inspection Date: 09/24/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/14/2008
Smoke Barrier Doors That Can Resist Smoke for at Least 20 Minutes.
  • Inspection Date: 07/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/29/2009

Smoking Regulations

Posted "No-Smoking" Signs in Areas Where Smoking is Not Permitted or Did Not Provide Ashtrays Where Smoking Was Allowed.
  • Inspection Date: 07/08/2009
  • Correction Date: 07/29/2009
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Retrieved 2011