Choosing a Facility
A valuable online tool is “Nursing Home Compare” found in the “Search Tools” area of medicare.gov.
The Medicare website has a list of items that may help you determine what facility is best for you. Visit medicare.gov to find the full checklist or review this partial list below.
- The Skilled Nursing Facility provides the skilled care you need, and a bed is available.
- The Skilled Nursing Facility has special services if needed in a separate unit (e.g. dementia, ventilator, or rehabilitation), and a bed is available.
- The Skilled Nursing Facility is located close enough for friends and family to visit.
- Residents are clean, appropriately dressed for the season or time of day, and well groomed.
- The Skilled Nursing Facility appears clean and well kept.
- The temperature in the Skilled Nursing Facility is comfortable for residents.
- The relationship between the staff and the residents appear to be warm, polite, and respectful.
- All staff wears name tags.
- There is a full-time Registered Nurse (RN) in the Skilled Nursing Facility. The Skilled Nursing Facility should make available the daily staffing schedule for review at any time.
- Residents may have personal belongings and/or furniture in their rooms.
- Each resident has a personal storage space (closet and drawers) in his or her room.
- Residents have access to a personal telephone and television.
- Residents have a choice of roommates.
- Residents, including those who are unable to leave their rooms, may choose to take part in a variety of activities.
- The Skilled Nursing Facility has outdoor areas for resident use and staff help residents go outside.
- The activities department engages residents with the greater community as much as possible and desired by individual residents.
Safety & Care
- Residents get preventive care, like a yearly flu shot, to help keep them healthy.
- The Skilled Nursing Facility coordinates residents’ care with their primary care physician.
- Care plan meetings are offered and held with residents and family members at times that are convenient whenever possible.
- The Skilled Nursing Facility can provide proof of correcting any and all deficiencies (failure to meet one or more Federal or State requirements) on its last state inspection report.
- Upon discharge after their post-acute stay, the Skilled Nursing Facility’s clinical team will coordinate the resident’s continuum of care with the resident’s primary care physician whenever possible.
1297 South Perry Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104