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Rio Grande Inn
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39 Calle Miller
La Jara, CO
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04/01/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Horrible

11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: RIO GRANDE INN is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 60 beds based in La Jara, CO. At last check, the facility had 51 residents indicating that it is 85% occupied which is about average within the state of Colorado. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Rio Grande Inn, was 2 stars, which is a lower rating than 66% of nursing homes in Colorado. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 0 stars to 2 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Rio Grande Inn with other senior care providers in Colorado. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 01/04/2012.
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Description of Rio Grande Inn in La Jara, CO

Number of Beds : 60

Rio Grande Inn, located in La Jara, Colorado provides the following services: Nursing Home. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Rio Grande Inn has received 3 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 2 stars. Note that there are no hospitals within a 10 miles distance. The zipcode (81140) in Colorado, where Rio Grande Inn is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Rio Grande Inn can be found here.

RIO GRANDE INN is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.


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Demographic Profile for La Jara, CO,81140

Annual Crime
81140 Avg.
Violent Crime 1 4
Property Crimes 2 4
Weather Conditions
Average High Temperature ° F
Average Low Temperature ° F
Rainy Days 14%
Average Rainfall 0 inches
Average Snowfall 0 inches
Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
Air Quality 98 / 100
Water Quality 52 / 100
Superfund Sites 97 / 100
Physicians per 100k 57.8
Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average
Overall 24% Below
Cost of Food 9% Above
Utilities 10% Below
Miscellaneous 2% Below
High School Graduate
Associate Degree
Undergraduate Degree
Graduate Degree 7.53%
Male Population 47.89%
Female Population 52.11%
Median Age 36.8 Years
Average Individual Income
Average Household Income $35,411
Population Change
Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in La Jara CO
Percent Religious 55.35%
Catholic 16.69%
Other Christian 12.42%
Lutheran 7.64%
Methodist 6.87%
Baptist 6.49%
Presbyterian 3.33%
All Other 1.91%
Breakdown of ethnicities in La Jara CO
Hispanic/Latino  54.3%
White  42.7%
Multiracial  1.2%
Native American  1%
Other  0.2%
Asian  0.2%
Black  0.1%

Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.