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City Analysis Report- Aurora, CO

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Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Aurora
The 10,000 foot view

Updated on June 2, 2024

This analysis is based on homes within a 25 mile radius of the city.

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Aurora has a total of 87 active skilled nursing facilities and 8,771 beds. Based on a recent US Census estimate of the population of Aurora of 379,289, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 43.24 persons in Aurora. There were 6,931 residents in nursing homes as June 2, 2024 for a city wide occupancy level of 79.02 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Aurora has added 0 new beds and lost 0 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Aurora and a comparison to the state and national averages:

Staffing Levels City State / National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.78 0.80 / 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.10 2.14 / 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.73 0.67 / 0.87
All Staff 3.61 3.61 / 3.78

State Analysis: Look here for the latest nursing home analysis for Colorado.

COVID-19 Infections in Aurora Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Aurora there were a total of 11 new cases and 11 new deaths among residents for the week ending June 2, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Aurora

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

No homes were removed by CMS over the past twelve months.

Occupancy Percentages for Aurora Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Aurora, CO. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Aurora

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Aurora based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Julia Temple Healthcare Center
3401 S LAFAYETTE ST
ENGLEWOOD, CO
28.00
Beth Israel at Shalom Park
14800 E BELLEVIEW DR
AURORA, CO
14.67
Orchard Park Health Care Center
6005 S HOLLY ST
LITTLETON, CO
21.33
South Valley Post Acute Rehabilitation
4450 E JEWELL AVE
DENVER, CO
29.33
The Center at Northridge, LLC
12285 PECOS ST
WESTMINSTER, CO
39.33
Holly Heights Care Center
6000 E ILIFF AVE
DENVER, CO
42.00
The Suites at Holly Creek Care Center
5590 E PEAKVIEW AVE
CENTENNIAL, CO
22.00
Neurorestorative Colorado
5945 S WRIGHT ST
LITTLETON, CO
32.67
Arvada Care and Rehabilitation Center
6121 W 60TH AVE
ARVADA, CO
19.33
Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center
5822 S LOWELL WY
LITTLETON, CO
14.00

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Aurora based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Adara Living
12975 SHERIDAN BLVD
BROOMFIELD, CO
175.67
St Paul Health Center
1667 SAINT PAUL ST
DENVER, CO
134.17
Aviva at Fitzsimons
13525 E 23RD AVE
AURORA, CO
68.00
Ardent Health and Rehabilitation Center
501 THORNTON PKWY
THORNTON, CO
131.67
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University Heights Rehab and Care Community
656 DILLON WAY
AURORA, CO
161.50
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Lowry Hills Care and Rehabilitation
10201 E 3RD AVE
AURORA, CO
282.00
The Heights Post Acute
3131 S FEDERAL BLVD
DENVER, CO
177.67
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Cherrelyn Healthcare Center
5555 S ELATI ST
LITTLETON, CO
185.00
Clear Creek Care Center
7481 KNOX PL
WESTMINSTER, CO
66.67
Cedars Healthcare Center
1599 INGALLS ST
LAKEWOOD, CO
118.17

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