Colonial Columns Nursing Center

Health Inspections

Health Inspections
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Health Deficiencies
This Nursing Home: 21
CO State Average: 7
U.S. Average: 6
CO Deficiencies Range: 1–26
Complaints & Incidents: 1
Updated April 12, 2014.

This rating indicates how well this home has complied with standards for food preparation and other health-related activities in state inspections conducted approximately every 15 months. Results from inspections after the latest date shown below may be available at Nursing Home Compare.

December 20, 2012 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Many
2/27/2013
Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
Low
Many
1/31/2013
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
Low
Some
2/28/2013
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Low
Some
1/31/2013
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Some
1/31/2013
Make sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area.
Low
Some
1/31/2013
Maintain comfortable and safe temperature levels.
Low
Some
1/31/2013
Honor a residents' rights as a residents of the nursing home, free of coercion and reprisal, and as citizens or residents of the united states.
Low
Some
2/5/2013
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Low
Some
1/31/2013
Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
Low
Some
1/31/2013
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.
Low
Some
2/5/2013
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Few
1/31/2013
Properly hold, secure, and manage each resident's personal money which is deposited with the nursing home.
Low
Few
2/27/2013
Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
Low
Few
1/31/2013
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
Low
Few
1/31/2013
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.
Low
Few
2/28/2013
Make sure that each residents' abilities in activities of daily living do not decline, unless unavoidable.
Low
Few
1/31/2013
Give or get specialized rehabilitative services per the patient's assessment or plan of care.
Low
Few
1/31/2013
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.
Low
Few
1/31/2013
Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration.
Low
Few
1/31/2013
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Low
Few
1/31/2013

January 11, 2012 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Low
Many
2/15/2012
Provide bedrooms that don't allow residents to see each other when privacy is needed.
Low
Some
2/15/2012
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.
Low
Some
2/15/2012
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.
Low
Some
2/15/2012
Ensure the activities program is directed by a qualified professional.
Low
Some
2/15/2012
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Some
2/15/2012
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.
Low
Some
2/15/2012
Make sure that doctors see a resident's plan of care at every visit and make notes about progress and orders in writing.
Low
Some
2/15/2012
Make sure that residents receive treatments/services to maintain or improve their ability to care for themselves.
Low
Some
2/15/2012
Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
Low
Some
2/15/2012
Provide residents with private access to a telephone.
Low
Some
2/15/2012
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Few
2/15/2012
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Few
2/15/2012
Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly.
Low
Few
2/15/2012
Let residents refuse treatment, refuse to take part in an experiment, or formulate advance directives.
Low
Few
2/15/2012
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Few
2/15/2012
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Low
Few
2/15/2012
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
Low
Few
2/15/2012
Give or get specialized rehabilitative services per the patient's assessment or plan of care.
Low
Few
2/15/2012
Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration.
Low
Few
2/15/2012
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.
Low
Few
2/15/2012
Develop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations.
Low
Few
2/15/2012
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
Low
Few
2/15/2012
Provide or obtain dental services for each resident.
Low
Few
2/15/2012
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
Low
Few
2/15/2012
Provide special eating equipment and utensils for each resident who needs them.
Low
Few
2/15/2012

June 17, 2010 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Low
Many
7/19/2010
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Some
7/19/2010
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Low
Some
7/19/2010
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Some
7/19/2010
Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
Low
Few
7/19/2010
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
7/19/2010
Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
Low
Few
7/19/2010
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Low
Few
7/19/2010
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Low
Few
7/19/2010
Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
Low
Few
7/19/2010
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.
Low
Few
7/19/2010
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Few
7/19/2010

October 24, 2013 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Few
11/27/2013

December 20, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Few
1/31/2013
Have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being.
Low
Many
1/31/2013
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Some
Few
1/31/2013
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
Low
Few
1/31/2013

August 21, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Few
9/19/2012
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.
Low
Few
9/19/2012

May 01, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide timely notification to the resident before transfer or discharge.
Low
Few
5/24/2012

January 11, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Some
2/15/2012
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
Low
Some
2/15/2012
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.
Low
Few
2/15/2012

August 30, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide food in a way that meets a resident's needs.
Low
Some
10/4/2011
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Few
10/4/2011
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.
Low
Few
10/4/2011
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Some
10/4/2011
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
Low
Few
10/4/2011

Note: Because of differences in calculation, all data may not match those shown on Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS has approved the U.S. News methodology.

Last updated April 12, 2014.


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