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About Alpine Living Center

General Information

Legal Business NameSsc Thornton Operating Company LLC
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Limited Liability Company
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareOctober 1, 1984 (32 years)
Capacity126
Residents99
Percent Occupied79%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Alpine Living Center

Alpine Living Center
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 1 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Overall Ratings of Colorado Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

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Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

September 11, 2015 - 15 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintPrepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.

July 7, 2015 - 17 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.

March 4, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProperly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure 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.

January 16, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSmoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionA separate and independent backup electrical power source.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAutomatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionFire resistant interior walls.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExits that are accessible at all times.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionCorridors or aisles that are unobstructed and are at least 8 feet in width.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWalls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionFire resistant room wall surfaces.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProper fire barriers, ventilation and signs for the transfilling of oxygen.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionCorridors that are separated from use areas by walls constructed to limit the passage of smoke.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWeekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionCorridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSpecial areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly located and lighted "Exit" signs.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionA fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExit stairways and towers that are smoke proof.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionHeating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.

December 18, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionDispose of garbage and refuse properly.
FManyPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionMake sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionProvide housekeeping and maintenance services.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionSet up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionMaintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionProvide or obtain dental services for each resident.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionProvide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionGive or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionEnsure 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.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionAllow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionProvide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionImmediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionEnsure 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.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionPrepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature.

February 5, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProper medical gas storage and administration areas.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionCorridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExits that are accessible at all times.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWalls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionA separate and independent backup electrical power source.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSpecial areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly working alarms on sprinkler valves.

January 15, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMake sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionMaintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide housekeeping and maintenance services.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure 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.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAllow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure 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.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Alpine Living Center require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.


2hr 15min
ReportedExpected
CNA
35min
40min
ReportedExpected
LPN
55min
1hr 5min
ReportedExpected
RN
1hr 30min
4hr
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 55min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
94.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
100.0%
91.0%
93.0%
91.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
46.8%
34.7%
43.8%
49.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
20.8%
17.3%
15.7%
15.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
15.2%
12.9%
16.7%
15.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
18.2%
12.7%
9.8%
10.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
2.5%
7.7%
4.7%
8.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Lose Too Much Weight
1.9%
8.2%
5.5%
4.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
1.3%
0.0%
0.0%
4.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Have Depressive Symptoms
0.0%
1.3%
0.0%
4.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
With a Urinary Tract Infection
3.8%
3.8%
3.5%
3.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
4.3%
1.5%
2.8%
3.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

94.9%
75.6%
62.7%
76.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
97.2%
90.3%
90.3%
77.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
29.8%
21.3%
20.0%
19.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
0.0%
2.2%
1.2%
1.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
1.7%
1.5%
1.6%
1.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CO
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened