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Alpine Living Center

Details

Type of Ownership For profit - Corporation
Participates in Medicare? Yes
Participates in Medicaid? Yes
Certified Beds 126
Continuing Care? No
Resident Council? Yes
Family Council? Yes
Multi-Home Chain? No
Located in a Hospital? No
Special Focus Facility? No

View:    Health Inspections  |  Quality Measures  |  Staffing  |  Fire Inspections

Health Inspections  

Most Recent Inspection: 10/24/2011

Date of last standard health inspection: 10/24/2011
Quality Indicator Survey No
Dates of Complaint Investigations: 04/01/2011 - 03/31/2012
Total number of Health Deficiencies for this nursing home: 0
Average number of Health Deficiencies in CO: 3
Average number of Health Deficiencies in US: 3
Range of Health Deficiencies in CO: 0 - 12

Inspection, 01/08/2012

Administration Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Few
Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Few
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Some
Keep all essential equipment working safely. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Few
Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Many
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Many
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Few
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Some
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 3 Few
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Some
Ensure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 3 Few
Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 3 Few
Resident Assessment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Few
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Few
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Few
Coordinate assessments with the pre-admission screening and resident review program for mentally-ill and mentally-retarded patients. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Few
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure that residents are fully informed and understand their health status, care and treatments. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Few
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. 01/08/2012 02/04/2001 2 Some

Inspection, 02/04/2010

Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 02/04/2010 01/07/2011 2 Few
Put firmly secured handrails on each side of hallways. 02/04/2010 01/07/2011 2 Some
Mistreatment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. 02/04/2010 01/07/2011 2 Few
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. 02/04/2010 01/07/2011 2 Some
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. 02/04/2010 01/07/2011 2 Some
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident. 02/04/2010 01/07/2011 2 Some
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident. 02/04/2010 01/07/2011 2 Few
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. 02/04/2010 01/07/2011 2 Few
Resident Assessment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. 02/04/2010 01/07/2011 2 Few
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. 02/04/2010 01/07/2011 2 Few

Inspection, 01/05/2010

Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 01/05/2010 01/02/2011 2 Few

Inspection, 02/05/2008

Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Maintain comfortable and safe temperature levels. 02/05/2008 02/03/2009 2 Some
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 02/05/2008 02/03/2009 3 Few
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. 02/05/2008 02/05/2008 3 Few

Inspection, 02/09/2006

Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 02/09/2006 00/00/0000 2 Few
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident. 02/09/2006 00/00/0000 2 Few
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. 02/09/2006 00/00/0000 2 Few
Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter 02/09/2006 00/00/0000 and that incontinent patients receive proper servi unless medically necessary
Resident Assessment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs 02/09/2006 00/00/0000 Few with timetables and actions that can be measured.

Inspection, 02/06/2003

Administration Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. 02/06/2003 00/04/2005 2 Few
Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 02/06/2003 02/03/2004 2 Few
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. 02/06/2003 00/04/2005 2 Some
Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. 02/06/2003 02/03/2004 2 Few
Mistreatment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. 02/06/2003 02/03/2004 2 Few
Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property. 02/06/2003 00/03/2005 2 Few
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. 02/06/2003 02/03/2004 2 Many
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. 02/06/2003 02/03/2004 2 Few
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. 02/06/2003 02/03/2004 2 Few
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. 02/06/2003 02/03/2004 2 Few
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident. 02/06/2003 02/03/2004 2 Few
Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions. 02/06/2003 02/03/2004 2 Few
Resident Assessment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional. 02/06/2003 02/03/2004 2 Some
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 02/06/2003 02/03/2004 2 Few
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges. 02/06/2003 02/03/2004 2 Few
Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential. 02/06/2003 00/07/2005 2 Some

Inspection, 00/05/2001

Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Store 00/05/2001 00/04/2002 and serve food in a safe and clean way. cook
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. 00/05/2001 00/04/2002 2 Some
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident. 00/05/2001 00/04/2002 3 Few

Nursing Home Staffing  

Information comes from data that the nursing home reports to its state agency. It contains the nursing home staffing hours for a two-week period prior to the time of the state inspection. CMS receives this data and converts it into the number of staff hours per resident per day.

National Average Average in CO Golden Living Center, Asheville
RN Staff Only1 N/A N/A 5 out of 5 stars
Total Number of Residents 86 73 74
Total, Licensed Nurse Staff Hours
per Resident per Day
16 hours 51 minutes 17 hours 54 minutes 1 hour 52 minutes
RN Hours
per Resident per Day
16 hours 3 minutes 17 hours 10 minutes 1 hour 4 minutes
LPN/LVN Hours
per Resident per Day
16 hours 17 minutes 16 hours 58 minutes 47 minutes
CNA Hours
per Resident per Day
17 hours 46 minutes 18 hours 39 minutes 2 hours 2 minutes

1 The star rating a nursing home received for the information it provided about its Registered Nurse (RN) staffing. RNs have between 2 and 6 years of education.

Quality Measures  

Information comes from data that the nursing home reports to its state agency. It contains the nursing home staffing hours for a two-week period prior to the time of the state inspection. CMS receives this data and converts it into the number of staff hours per resident per day.

Long-Term Residents

Short-Term Residents

Fire Safety Inspections

Lists the fire safety requirements that the nursing home failed to meet. Fire safety results are not included in the nursing home's Overall Rating.

Most Recent Inspection: 11/11/2011

Automatic Sprinkler Systems in all required areas Yes
Date of last standard fire safety inspection: 11/11/2011
Dates of Complaint Investigations: 04/01/2011 - 03/31/2012
Total number of Fire Safety Deficiencies for this nursing home: 0
Average number of Fire Safety Deficiencies in CO: 0
Average number of Fire Safety Deficiencies in US: 2
Range of Fire Safety Deficiencies in CO: 0 - 0

Inspection, 01/01/2011

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Many
Portable fire extinguishers. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Few
Building Construction Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Approved construction type or materials. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Few
Building Service Equipment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Many
Corridor Walls and Doors Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Some
Electrical Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Many
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Some
Emergency Plans and Fire Drills Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Some
Furnishings and Decorations Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Restrictions on the use of flammable curtains. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Some
Hazardous Area Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Many
Illumination and Emergency Power Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Many
Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Proper medical gas storage and administration areas. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Few
Proper fire barriers, ventilation and signs for the transfilling of oxygen. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Few
Smoke Compartmentation and Control Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Some
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Few
Smoking Regulations Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Posted No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed." 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Few
Vertical Openings Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Proper stairway enclosures and vertical shafts. 01/01/2011 02/01/2012 2 Few

Inspection, 02/00/2004

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order. 02/00/2004 03/00/2004 2 Few
Corridor Walls and Doors Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke. 02/00/2004 02/00/2004 2 Some
Electrical Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators. 02/00/2004 02/03/2004 2 Few
Fire Alarm Systems Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility. 02/00/2004 02/08/2004 2 Few
Furnishings and Decorations Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times. 02/00/2004 02/00/2004 2 Few
Hazardous Area Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system. 02/00/2004 02/00/2004 2 Few
Smoke Compartmentation and Control Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes. 02/00/2004 02/00/2004 2 Few

Inspection, 01/00/2001

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order. 01/00/2001 01/09/2002 2 Many
Building Construction Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Approved construction type or materials. 01/00/2001 01/09/2002 2 Some
Corridor Walls and Doors Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke. 01/00/2001 01/09/2002 2 Some
Electrical Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment. 01/00/2001 01/09/2002 2 Some
Fire Alarm Systems Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility. 01/00/2001 01/09/2002 2 Many
Properly maintained smoke detectors. 01/00/2001 01/09/2002 2 Many
Hazardous Area Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system. 01/00/2001 01/09/2002 2 Few
Illumination and Emergency Power Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours. 01/00/2001 01/09/2002 2 Few
Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Proper fire barriers, ventilation and signs for the transfilling of oxygen. 01/00/2001 01/09/2002 2 Few
 

501 East Thornton Parkway
Thornton, CO 80229

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