6 of the 21 nursing homes in El Paso county are excellent.

June 2023

Where are all the providers and patients?

There are 21 skilled nursing facilities in El Paso county, Colorado caring for roughly 1,500 patients.

The two maps below show:

  1. Driving time estimates to each nursing home
  2. Where patients are & how they're doing, in El Paso county

This first map shows how far you have to drive to find good care.

The way to read the map is, if you choose the 15 minute drive time map and you live beneath a yellow region then you have less than a 15 minute drive to a 5 star nursing home. The color indicates the quality of care.

Using the controls below the map can also change the map to show a 30 minute drive and see how that is. You can also can choose between Overall star, Quality star, Health star, and Staffing star.

You can click on a state or county to focus on it. And click the "Clear Focus" button to see data for more areas.

Drive time map controls
Stars shown:

Next, the dots map shows a colored dot for each patient in El Paso county. We color each dot based on the overall star the nursing home earns.

Yellow is best. starstarstarstarstar

One dot per resident map controls
Stars shown:

Click on one of the states or counties with dots to see performance summary for that area.

As you do you will notice that buildings with fewer residents, in general, have better quality.

How does quality change through time?

Medicare/Medicaid rate Nursing homes on a 5 Star scale. Both their performance and the rating system change through time.

These graphs show the quality of care the average patient receives in El Paso county, Colorado. And how that has changed through time.

Hover over the graphs to see the data values change

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Occupancy

1,529 residents in 1,839 beds (83%).

Data as of June 2023

This is the most recent day this group's data changed on Care Compare.

COVID-19 shows up in the data

The "Occupancy" chart shows how many patients are in this group of nursing homes through time. From May to September 2020, Medicare/Medicaid paused reporting that number of patients in nursing homes.

They started reporting it again in October 2020. In the "Occupancy" graph above you can see a little cliff drop off at that time.

Not all of that decrease in occupancy is from patients dying. Nursing homes also help people after they leave the hospital, but need more care before they go home.

At the start of the pandemic hospitals stopped doing elective surgeries. For instance, when a patient gets a knee replacement surgery some times they get extra care in a nursing home.

Because people were not getting those surgeries they did not need nursing home care. In addition to COVID deaths, that pause in the surgery-to-nursing-home pipeline increased the occupancy drop shown in the graph.

Steady performance, on average

With enough providers, most of the time the graphs above are pretty steady. Any blips are from changes in how Medicare/Medicaid evaluates nursing homes. So sometimes you will notice dips in the Quality or Staffing rating graphs. Thats when Medicare/Medicaid raised their standards of performance. And set the expectation for all nursing homes to do better.

There are two dips in the "Staffing" graph. The March 2018 one is from Medicare/Medicaid requiring providers to report payroll information. That made it harder for the providers to fudge their staffing numbers. The July 2022 one is from Medicare/Medicaid adding turnover and weekend staffing levels to how they calculated the staffing star. The thinking being that lower staff turnover means better care. And also that nursing happens 7 days a week, not just Monday to Friday.

It is reassuring to see the graphs come back up as the people working in the nursing homes do better.

Performance changes in space and time

The animation below shows performance across the county. The average performance across the county is mostly steady. But performance at an individual nursing home can vary quite a bit. You can see the # of stars stays almost constant but the performance mosaic changes every 3 months.

In the animation each colored region shows the performance of a nursing home in that part of the county, in each of the components of the 5 star rating. Yellow is best.

Who are the providers to use (and avoid!) in El Paso county?

We here at PlainProof don't know anything about the people working or living in the buildings in this report. We don't know if their facilities are nice or shabby. We don't know if they are kind or not.

All the conclusions below are from the data the provider has reported to Medicare and Medicaid. We don't know if any of them will be a good fit for you or who you're searching for care for. But we do know whether they've been consistently good at providing care.

Consistently good care means above average care (starstarstarstar) for substantial portion (more than 75%!) of the nursing home's existence (or past 5 years).

Why does consistently good performance matter? Well because it shows they have systems in place that can weather challenges the nursing home business faces while continuing to provide qualtiy care.

In addition to our list below you can use these Medicare provided resources: guide for choosing a nursing home and checklist to help find the right place for you.

Stars by the numbers As of June 2023

There are 1464 residents living in nursing homes in El Paso county, Colorado.

About 5 of every 9 residents (825 residents, 56.4%) live in below average nursing homes that are currently rated starstar or fewer stars by Medicare/Medicaid.

StarsOverall StarQuality StarHealth StarStaffing Star
No stars51
4%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
star556
38%
0
0%
619
42%
488
33%
starstar217
15%
159
11%
206
14%
174
12%
starstarstar193
13%
475
32%
436
30%
308
21%
starstarstarstar213
15%
258
18%
93
6%
329
22%
starstarstarstarstar233
16%
572
39%
110
8%
165
11%

OK thats great, so who are the good ones?

Click through the 4 sections below to see alphabetical lists of providers. They are grouped by consistency and quality of their performance over time. There are also 10 providers that are kind of in the middle of the road performance-wise, that we are not showing you here.

Good, consistent providers

2 that are consistently good overall
2 providers with starstarstarstarstar stars
  • Advanced Health Care Of Colorado Springs
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80910
  • Liberty Heights
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80921
4 with good quality consistently
4 providers with starstarstarstarstar stars
  • Advanced Health Care Of Colorado Springs
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80910
  • Center At Centennial, The
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
  • Center At Cordera, Llc, The
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80924
  • Healthcare Resort Of Colorado Springs, The
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80904

Providers doing well now.

But don't have a long history of being good.
5 that are good overall
2 providers with starstarstarstarstar stars
  • Center At Centennial, The
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
  • Healthcare Resort Of Colorado Springs, The
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
3 providers with starstarstarstar stars
  • Gardens, The
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
  • Life Care Center Of Colorado Springs
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80910
  • Mount St Francis Nursing Center
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80919
9 with good quality
4 providers with starstarstarstarstar stars
  • Falcon Heights Health And Rehabilitation Center
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80910
  • Fountain View Health And Rehabilitation Center
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80910
  • Life Care Center Of Colorado Springs
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80910
  • Mount St Francis Nursing Center
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80919
5 providers with starstarstarstar stars
  • Brookdale Skyline
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
  • Gardens, The
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
  • Kiowa Hills Health And Rehabilitation Center
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80905
  • Liberty Heights
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80921
  • Springs Village Care Center
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80907

Providers with consistent problems

Skip these.

We couldn't find any here.

Providers doing not so well now.

But don't have a long history of being not great.
10 that are below average overall
4 providers with starstar stars
  • Brookdale Skyline
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
  • Center At Cordera, Llc, The
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80924
  • Falcon Heights Health And Rehabilitation Center
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80910
  • Medallion Post Acute Rehabilitation
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
5 providers with star star
  • Cheyenne Mountain Center
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80906
  • Colonial Health And Rehabilitation Center
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
  • Kiowa Hills Health And Rehabilitation Center
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80905
  • Pikes Peak Center
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
  • Sunny Vista Living Center
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
1 with no star at this time
  • Sundance Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
2 with below average quality
2 providers with starstar stars
  • Sundance Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
  • Sunny Vista Living Center
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80909

Where to from here?

Well we haven't made the analysis of why staffing stars are so low across the country or more general analyses of stars. So those things are coming sometime soon. And this data can change every month. If you want to know when we do add to this sign up below:

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Colorado nursing homes

Where is the data from?

To get money for treating Medicare and Medicaid patients nursing homes must:

  1. Get inspected about once a year.
  2. Send payroll information about every three months.
  3. Report quality of care information weekly.

Medicare & Medicaid then take that information and boil it down into a 5 star rating.

On this page we have gone through some of that information and use our nursing home analysis software to do this data analysis for providers in El Paso county.