Colorado

Key Findings

  • Colorado’s nursing home ranking sank to #22, down from #16 last year.
  • Colorado’s nursing home deficiencies ticked three percent higher over the last year, dropping the measure to a failing grade.
  • Colorado’s percentage of nursing homes with severe deficiencies remained high, one in four cited for actual harm or immediate jeopardy to residents.
  • Colorado nursing home care ranked fourth overall in the Rocky Mountain region, scoring the region’s lowest grades in percentage of facilities with deficiencies and percentage of facilities with severe deficiencies.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average82.71%B11 11B76.10%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.45C30 33D2.40
Facilities With Deficiencies97.20%F46 37D94.37%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies28.50%F44 44F30.05%
Health Inspections Above Average44.39%B12 5A37.14%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average87.38%A9 7A83.90%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.72B20 8A0.98
Verified Ombudsman Complaints78.00%C28 29C79.46%