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Colorado State Veterans Home At Fitzsimons

Details

Type of Ownership Government - State
Participates in Medicare? Yes
Participates in Medicaid? Yes
Certified Beds 180
Continuing Care? No
Resident Council? Yes
Family Council? No
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: 03/06/2012

Date of last standard health inspection: 03/06/2012
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, 02/04/2011

Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. 02/04/2011 02/09/2012 2 Some
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 02/04/2011 00/01/2001 2 Few
Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. 02/04/2011 02/04/2011 2 Many
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. 02/04/2011 00/08/2001 2 Some
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Make sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed. 02/04/2011 02/09/2012 2 Some
Provide special eating equipment and utensils for each resident who needs them. 02/04/2011 02/09/2012 2 Few
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. 02/04/2011 02/09/2012 2 Some
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. 02/04/2011 02/09/2012 2 Few
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. 02/04/2011 02/09/2012 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. 02/04/2011 02/09/2012 2 Some
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. 02/04/2011 00/01/2001 2 Some
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident. 02/04/2011 00/04/2001 2 Few
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. 02/04/2011 00/01/2001 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. 02/04/2011 02/09/2012 2 Few
Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. 02/04/2011 02/09/2012 2 Few
Resident Assessment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Review or revise the resident's care plan after any major change in physical or mental health. 02/04/2011 02/03/2012 2 Few
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 02/04/2011 00/04/2001 2 Few
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure residents have the right to have a choice over activities, their schedules, and health care according to their interests, assessments, and plans of care. 02/04/2011 02/03/2012 2 Some

Inspection, 00/03/2004

Mistreatment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing 00/03/2004 00/00/0000 neglect or mistreatment of residents. neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report
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. 00/03/2004 00/00/0000 2 Some
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. 00/03/2004 00/00/0000 2 Some
Listen to the resident groups and act on their complaints and suggestions that affect resident care and life. 00/03/2004 00/00/0000 2 Some

Inspection, 00/06/2003

Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
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. 00/06/2003 01/08/2004 2 Few
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. 00/06/2003 01/08/2004 2 Few
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, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 00/06/2003 01/08/2004 2 Few
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs 00/06/2003 01/08/2004 Few with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. 00/06/2003 01/08/2004 2 Few
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. 00/06/2003 01/08/2004 2 Few
Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. 00/06/2003 01/08/2004 2 Few
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. 00/06/2003 01/08/2004 2 Few

Inspection, 02/02/2002

Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 1 Some
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 02/02/2002 00/01/2004 2 Some
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. 02/02/2002 02/03/2003 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. 02/02/2002 03/00/2003 2 Few
Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. 02/02/2002 00/01/2004 2 Few
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, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 02/02/2002 02/05/2003 2 Few
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. 02/02/2002 02/05/2003 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. 02/02/2002 02/03/2003 2 Some
Ensure residents have the right to have a choice over activities, their schedules, and health care according to their interests, assessments, and plans of care. 02/02/2002 02/03/2003 2 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 73 165
Total, Licensed Nurse Staff Hours
per Resident per Day
16 hours 51 minutes 17 hours 54 minutes 1 hour 58 minutes
RN Hours
per Resident per Day
16 hours 3 minutes 17 hours 10 minutes 58 minutes
LPN/LVN Hours
per Resident per Day
16 hours 17 minutes 16 hours 58 minutes 1 hour
CNA Hours
per Resident per Day
17 hours 46 minutes 18 hours 39 minutes 2 hours 40 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: 03/29/2012

Automatic Sprinkler Systems in all required areas Yes
Date of last standard fire safety inspection: 03/29/2012
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, 01/07/2012

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order. 01/07/2012 02/03/2012 2 Few
Building Service Equipment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Properly protected cooking facilities. 01/07/2012 01/07/2012 2 Few
Corridor Walls and Doors Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke. 01/07/2012 01/03/2001 2 Few

Inspection, 02/09/2003

Electrical Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment. 02/09/2003 01/05/2006 2 Few
Fire Alarm Systems Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Properly maintained smoke detectors. 02/09/2003 01/05/2006 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. 02/09/2003 02/06/2006 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. 02/09/2003 02/09/2006 2 Many

Inspection, 01/07/2003

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Properly working alarms on sprinkler valves. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 2 Few
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 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. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 2 Few
Properly protected cooking facilities. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 2 Few
Corridor Walls and Doors Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 2 Few
Electrical Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 2 Few
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. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 2 Few
Exits and Egress Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Exits that are accessible at all times. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 2 Many
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. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 2 Few
Furnishings and Decorations Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Restrictions on the use of flammable curtains. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 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. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 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. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 2 Few
Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Proper medical gas storage and administration areas. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 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. 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 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." 01/07/2003 00/04/2005 2 Few
 

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