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The average user rating for nursing homes in Jefferson County, Colorado is 3.2 out of 5 stars based on 67 ratings.

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  • Powerback Rehabilitation Lakewood Denver, Colorado 80227

    Severely understaffed. My father was there for a week and in that time they managed to make his condition worse by not treating as there were instructed. The people are caring but not enough of them. He was told not to get out of bed by himself but could get no one to help him to bathroom. I have never seen a bed that you could not raise the foot on unless you went under the mattress to put a bar in place which would then have to be removed manually and considering the staffing issues you may have to wait a long time for that. The building is very nice and the rooms are nice but they need to put more money into the staff.

  • Powerback Rehabilitation Lakewood Denver, Colorado 80227

    I was at Powerback Lakewood for almost 2 weeks, departing mid December 2015. I had a Total hip replacement and live alone thus the need for inpatient rehab. I am very lucky as I had family and numerous friends to make sure I had what I needed. I was fully capable of requesting what I needed. Obtaining what I needed was, at times, impossible.

    Friends……do not go to this facility unless you have no alternative. The food is inedible. The only way the food could be this bad is if a deliberate effort was made to prepare awful food. 1970's TV dinners would have been much better than the junk these folks put out. My pain meds were messed up 2 times leaving me in total agony. No worries they apologized. One time I caught a mistake in the medication I was given….a duplicate dose was offered. Numerous times nurses left narcotic pain killers with me without watching me take the medication. Not an issue with me. If I was a depressed person I could have OD'd on these meds. When frustrated with my requests they failed to answer the call button….I believe this is not legal. They do have some physical therapists who care and do a good job. Nonetheless this facility failed with basic care on a daily basis. In the end I did get some physical therapy that was helpful. I got nearly 2 weeks of time to heal before returning home. Other than that………the care was a huge disappointment. I suggest you avoid this facility.

  • Powerback Rehabilitation Lakewood Denver, Colorado 80227

    It is a nice facility but they totally ignored a relative's medical condition allowing it to get worse despite being told by family that there was an issue. They did not consult family on matters but asked a confused patient about things and made poor decisions based on that. And trying to get them to finish the paperwork for a 9am release didn't finally get completed until 3pm. Would not recommend.

  • Powerback Rehabilitation Lakewood Denver, Colorado 80227

    Very negative review for Powerback Rehab in Lakewood, CO. Patients get a little physical and occupational therapy every day, then are left to lie around in their bed or slouch in chairs all day. The therapy doesn't even amount to much, anyways. My mother was there for 10 days and came home not much better than she was four days after her hip surgery.

    The home therapist (not affiliated with Powerback) had her do things, and she said, "They never had me do this at Powerback." I witnessed one of the OT sessions: just lame pedaling on an arm pedaling machine while the mousy voiced therapist sat there and watched. She showed my mother how to put a sock on with a tool. For 30 minutes, that was it. Just on and off with that arm pedal thing, and my mother was wheeled, rather than encouraged to walk, to the therapy room and back.

    CNAs don't bother to encourage patients to get up and be about. A few had thick accents and spoke too fast for my mother, who (like most elderly), is hearing impaired. She'd ask them to repeat and they'd still talk fast instead of slowing down. Clueless CNAs.

    Powerback is understaffed. CNA's typically took 10-15 mins to respond to my mother's call button. Unless a patient is a self-starter, go-getter type with a sound mind and embraces the concept of fighting back from injury or surgery…this place will only stall progress. My mother's home PT said she was way behind what she should have been. Every time I visited in afternoon she was sleeping. There is no program in place to give patients incentive to leave their beds or get away from their TVs.

  • Brookdale Green Mountain Denver, Colorado 80228

    When we moved there a couple of years ago, staff was really great. Over the last year, there has been constant turnover due to EXTREMELY poor management. They are understaffed, and the HR Manager is horrible in selecting people. One of the poorest CNAs we have had worked there one week, and is already training the new CNAs (there is no one else to train). We deal with constant bed sores, missed showers, urine smelling bathrooms, and POOR care of our Uncle. Do NOT put a loved one here right now.

  • Powerback Rehabilitation Lakewood Denver, Colorado 80227

    This facility is beautiful and I am thankful my mom got the cared she needed. Everyone was real nice and there are tons of employees. She was better when she left than when she arrived but I did have one complaint. When she was discharged, she had two large bags of clothes that were never washed. All of her clothes were soiled with dried feces. I had to take her home in soiled clothing and this made me cry. I'm sure they had no problem cashing the check from her insurance company but some how decided washing her clothes was not necessary. I could not wait to get her home and wash her clothes.

  • Powerback Rehabilitation Lakewood Denver, Colorado 80227

    My father in law was at Powerback for 8 days and i was there every day with him. I honestly don,t believe you can find a better run facility that what we experienced! From the cleaning lady, nurses, OT therapist, OP therapist, PA doctor, and kitchen help, were outstanding!! When you enter this facility everyone is eager to help you with any concerns or needs. And the biggest asset they have is everyone smiles and are very friendly.!! The front desk as you walk in are always very friendly and every day they broke away from their job and made me a cup of cappuccino. My father had a menu the night before and had three meals a day and it was not normal cafeteria food. It was fresh and hot and it helped him build his strength up i think faster than normal. He is 85, so his eating habits were not normal at home. We have left this facility now, but we would highly recommend Powerback to anyone that needs this kind of medical help to recover.

  • Powerback Rehabilitation Lakewood Denver, Colorado 80227

    I agree with much of what is written in the other reviews here. It is a beautiful facility with large rooms, good equipment, and some caring and competent people. However, I would not send an elderly or ill patient there again. They do a poor job of scheduling therapists who often interrupt each other. Mom rarely had the same therapist more than twice and often felt they were not on the same page. She felt as though some weren't interested in helping her, just putting in time. She didn't always get the right meds and got them at all different times. Most of the nurses were good, but there was poor communication between shifts. Some cnas were friendly, caring, and efficient, but too many were the opposite. Mom was often left waiting for long periods after calling for help. The point of rehab is to learn to do things yourself, but many of the cans were impatient and did things for her. Mom did not get better there and she became depressed.

  • Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center Littleton, Colorado 80123

    This place gets one star because you cannot rate it for no stars. I have never seen such incompetence in my life. Please save yourself a headache and do your loved one a favor…do not put them in this place. The care here is non existent. They are understaffed and not qualified. How they have the ratings that they do is beyond me. It started out terrible and has gotten progressively worse.

  • Bear Creek Center Morrison, Colorado 80465

    Wonderful Facility, wonderful location, wonderful staff. The facility staff from Administration on down make you feel welcome and important. The nursing staff is attentive, kind, caring and most of all patient. Even the food is great. They have a great program that offers 5 meals day with more choices than I can count. If I had any complaints it would be that they offered too much food! The Therapy department as wiell was excellent during my stay - they wanted to make sure I pushed myself to get home safely and were attentive to any pain needs I might have. Bear Creek certainly changed my perception on what nursing home are like. This place was practically a resort. The grounds are beautiful and in the evenings a herd of deer walks though the yard -- so peaceful. The building is a little old, but they have updated the rooms on rehab and it was clean. The rooms where people live vs get rehab could probably use a little updating - but again they apeared clean to me.

  • Powerback Rehabilitation Lakewood Denver, Colorado 80227

    I was at Powerback Lakewood for 10 days. It is a lovely facility, with spacious rooms, libraries, coffee bistro and common living rooms. Large flat screen TV, and they provide you with an IPad with WiFi. Outdoor patios for those who are permitted to go outside. Lots of closet/drawer space. Refrigerator and microwave in the room, which you may want to use, as the food is horrendous. The menu selection sounds appealing on paper, however. You may eat in the restaurant, or have it brought to your room.

    The physical therapists are fabulous in every respect, and the gym well equipped. They also have mock up kitchens and bathrooms to simulate being at home, and how to maneuver. The nurses and CNAs are spotty, with some top notch, exceptionally caring people. Then some are flat out rude and act as if you are putting them out. They just don't seem to understand that you are in pain. Also, a gentle suggestion to 2/3 of the employees…..use breath mints or watch what you eat.

    Communication as to the rules of the road is rough. You just have to learn as you go along. Also, pain medication is dispensed upon request…you don't automatically get it, as they are trying to wean you off of it. Rarely do you have set times for therapy or other specialized meetings with staff.

    This is a rehab place, not a nursing home. So not the place to be if you are really ill as well. The staff doesn't seem to know how to cope with that! I witnessed some unfortunate interchanges between staff and patients in this regard. Perhaps Powerback should decline accepting some patients who would be better served elsewhere.

    If I need rehab again, I would go back. The experience would be better the 2nd time around, knowing the ropes.

  • Brookdale Green Mountain Denver, Colorado 80228

    The staff here had been very good to my mother. They are very helpful and are good about communicating with me. The activities director is very good and works with the everyone to get them involved with the activities. The physical therapist staff is really helpful and did everything they could to get my mom walking again. I though this place did the very best they could.

  • Allison Care Center Denver, Colorado 80214

    I have to put this out there to anyone who is considering sending a loved one here DON’T! This place has been a real eye opener. I’ve always heard horror stories about people stealing but what I have witnessed in downright abuse! There are a handful of people, who have been really good to my mother, and I am grateful for that, but I am going to be taking my mother out of there as soon as possible! There is a woman there named Barb Davila? (I am not sure on the spelling she’s activities personnel I’ve been told) who I have seen on not one but two separate occasions verbally and physically assaulting the residents (calling them stupid and intentionally pushing a man in a wheelchair into the wall). I am absolutely horrified and disgusted and ask that you really reconsider sending your loved ones here!

  • Villa Manor Care Center Denver, Colorado 80226

    I can only say that my mother's stay at Villa Manor skilled nursing facility has been amazing!!! The quality of the care has been exceptional. Everyone involved in her care has been professional and caring. They explain everything to you and support you in any way they can. The doctor and nurse are right there when you need them. She presses her button for help and someone immediately shows up. Who ever heard of a 100 year old say she likes staying in a nursing home (rehab)?? I think that speaks volumes as to what a wonderful facility this is.

  • Villa Manor Care Center Denver, Colorado 80226

    to me this home seem to way understaffed When all of the residence are in the dining hall there are no CNA or Nurces near the other rooms were there are residences asking for hepl. the CNAs that are in the dining hall are eating at the table wiht the residences that need assistants. the food it out out for the residences and the ones that need assistance have to wait for the CNAs to come back to there tables and feed them. which could be up to 20 to 30 min while there food gets cold.

  • Powerback Rehabilitation Lakewood Denver, Colorado 80227

    Ther are some very serious issues with the caregiving at Azura and I would never recommend the facility to anyone! My father fell out of bed the second night he was there because no one came when he called and he had to go to the bathroom! We had to hire a sitter at night because we felt he was unsafe otherwise. I spent 6-8 hours a day there with him because there was such a serious need to advocate for him. The call lights were going constantly, the average response time was 15 minutes or more. He was on a special diet but was being given things he wasn't suppose to have because there seemed to be very little communication between shifts and staff members. I had to ask many times about doctors orders because 8 hours after they had been written, no one had followed through with them. There were also some very concerting issues with the competence of the nursing care.They passed a lot of drugs and rarely assessed the patient after giving them. One nurse had no idea he had a dressing on over his chest tube wound after he had been there for 4 days. I walked in to his room one day and there was a piece of paper stating that he was to be taken to the hospital for a test and no one could tell me what for!

    5 days after he was admitted a nurse came to me and said that all of his admission paperwork had been lost and needed to be done over again! My father ended up having a severe drug reaction to some pain meds they were giving them (which should never have been given together) and 911 had to be called and the paramedics had to take him back to the hospital, which ended up being the best thing that ever happened to him which was to get him out of there. Yes it is a beautiful facility, almost like a resort hotel but not the place to go to get well.

  • Powerback Rehabilitation Lakewood Denver, Colorado 80227

    Beautiful facility, great amenities, but not enough aids per wing. Several times (more than 7 in a three week period) my father has sat in the dining room by himself for long periods of time waiting for someone to take him back to his room and he has ended up going back by himself which he shouldn't be doing. Long waiting times after he rings his bell (25 mins was the longest when my mom times it) and he was left stranded in his bathroom a few times. We understand the staff has other people they are helping, but it didn't give us warm fuzzies considering he was a red tag. What if he fell and needed someone? I am still giving it a 4 star because the staff is friendly and most are caring. We have had a couple of aids who have walked away from him if they can't understand what he is saying and one who rolled her eyes when we asked that his pajamas be put on, rather than the gown. It seems the day staff is much more helpful than the night staff….maybe because they are more supervised?

  • Powerback Rehabilitation Lakewood Denver, Colorado 80227

    Building is beautiful. Rooms nice size. Enjoyed having the Microwave and Refridge in the room. Large Flat screen TV's. Although they only pay for basic cable..not extended. I only watch what is on the extended, so this made for long evenings. Everyone is very nice. Although, I did not feel like the nurses(RN-LPN)gave me enough attention, could not always understand them. I always had to have my son get the ice for my machine(TKA)…It was never checked by any of the staff…. Food, not basic enough. To many days, I had family bring food in for me. Silverware-Cups not always clean.

    Theraphy was good, I felted that they new what they were doing.

    My BIGGEST complaint is that there is not enough parking…My son stayed the night with me and when he left in the morning at 630am. The staff were parking in the front of the building. They SHOULD NOT be allowed to do that. Guests should not have to park on the street or around the back. I would come back and the biggest draw is the private rooms. I don't feel that anyone should have to share a room. as you will find in the smaller rehabs located in nursing homes.