Nursing Homes provide twenty-four hour custodial and/or skilled nursing care, coupled with hygiene, activities programs and social work. Many offer specific programs for Alzheimer’s and hospice patients. In addition, most Nursing Homes have a Rehabilitation Unit (or Medicare Unit) where individuals discharged from the hospital but unable to return home safely, may spend time in therapy, learning to walk or other strengthening activities.
Medicare rates nursing care facilities overall and on health inspections, nursing home staffing and quality measures using a star rating system. More stars are better. Although the star rating system represents a specific moment in time, it can help to guide decisions. Visiting the facility and asking questions is always the best way to make decisions, especially about where you or a loved one will be living.
Nursing homes are surveyed at least once every eighteen months. The results of the last survey are available at www.medicare.gov. This site also includes information on quality of care such as bed sores, activities of daily living, wound care and more. In addition, any complaints and occurrences that are filed with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment can be reviewed at www.healthfacilities.info. Special Focus Facilities (SFF) are nursing homes that have a history of persistent poor quality of care. These nursing homes have been selected for more frequent inspections and monitoring by Medicare. When considering such facilities, extra attention should be paid to their noted deficiencies and what methods are being taken to remedy them.
Avamere Transitional Care – Malley
401 Malley Dr, Northglenn 80233
The mission of the Avamere Family of Companies is to enhance the life of every person we serve. Through that philosophy, we have developed a continuum of post-acute care and adult living settings. We provide seniors with a variety of compassionate and thoughtful health care choices. When approaching the unique care needs and living situations of the individuals we serve, we strive to provide what they need to stay comfortably in the residence of their choice.
Manor Care Health Services
290 S Monaco Pkwy, Denver 80224 303-355-2525
Proven leader in skilled nursing care. 24-hour nursing care as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy service to a broad spectrum of patients. In addition to our skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, we offer therapeutic recreation and social activities.