Life Care Center of Colorado Springs

Health Inspections

Health Inspections
2
Health Deficiencies
This Nursing Home: 9
CO State Average: 7
U.S. Average: 6
CO Deficiencies Range: 1–23
Complaints & Incidents: 1
Updated June 19, 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.

June 10, 2013 Health Inspection

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 .
Some
Few
8/23/2013
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Some
7/10/2013
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
Some
7/10/2013
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Low
Some
7/10/2013
Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
Low
Few
7/10/2013
1) receive registry verification that a nurse aide has met the required training and skills that the state requires; and 2) ensure nurse aides receive the required retraining after 24 months if nursing related services were not provided for monetary compe
Low
Few
7/10/2013
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Low
Few
7/10/2013
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Few
8/23/2013
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
7/10/2013

April 26, 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
5/25/2012
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Some
5/25/2012
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
5/25/2012
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
5/25/2012
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
5/25/2012
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
5/25/2012
Make sure that residents receive treatments/services to maintain or improve their ability to care for themselves.
Low
Few
5/25/2012
Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
Low
Few
5/25/2012
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Few
5/25/2012
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
Low
Few
5/25/2012

December 09, 2010 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
Low
Many
1/11/2011
Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
Low
Some
1/11/2011
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Some
1/11/2011
Offer other nutritional food to each resident who will not eat the food served.
Low
Some
1/11/2011
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
Low
Some
12/31/2010
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Low
Some
1/11/2011
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
Some
1/7/2011
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
Low
Some
1/11/2011
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
1/11/2011
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Low
Some
1/11/2011
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
1/11/2011
Give or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents.
Low
Few
1/11/2011
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Few
1/11/2011

March 20, 2014 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
Low
Some
4/25/2014

October 07, 2011 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
11/7/2011
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Low
Few
11/7/2011
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Some
11/7/2011
Help and prepare each resident for a safe and easy discharge or transfer from the nursing home.
Some
Few
11/7/2011
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Some
11/7/2011
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Few
11/7/2011
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
11/7/2011
Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
Low
Few
11/7/2011

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 June 19, 2014.


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