Azria Health-Ashland is a senior living facility in Ashland, Nebraska. This city has a total of 4,284 people. Featuring an overall rating of C, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. Based on our analysis, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
This facility's best category grade came in the area of health inspections. In this category, we gave this facility a grade of B+. It outperformed most facilities in this area. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Based on this, we had a generally positive view of this facility's inspections.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of short-term care. This turned out to be its second most respectable category. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B-. Our short-term care grade is generally used to gauge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C, which is a decent grade. Our nursing score features numerous subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final area, we gave this facility a grade of D for the area of long-term care. This was the nursing home's worst category rating. When facilities receive this kind of grade in this category it is a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the nursing home is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. Unfortunately, this facility vaccinated only 77.30769 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Azria Health-Ashland Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Azria Health-Ashland, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay residents that suffered from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Azria Health-Ashland, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Azria Health-Ashland, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who experienced urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Azria Health-Ashland, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Azria Health-Ashland, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Azria Health-Ashland, 4.32% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Azria Health-Ashland, 93.19% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Azria Health-Ashland, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Azria Health-Ashland, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility.
In Azria Health-Ashland, 1.37 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Azria Health-Ashland, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Azria Health-Ashland, 9.35 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Azria Health-Ashland, 77.76% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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