Avera Creighton Care Centre is a small non-profit nursing home located in Creighton, Nebraska. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the United States. Based on all of the relevant data, you can not go wrong here. This facility was also given phenomenal ratings in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Avera Creighton Care Centre
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
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Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to earning a great overall grade, this facility excelled in inspections, which is based on the facility's inspection reports. In fact, we gave it an A in this category. Inspection ratings are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor dings are not something to panic about.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing score is primarily tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Nebraska in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a resident more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also excelled in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A-. Very few facilities received a better grade in this area. Short-term care grades are critical for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the final area, this nursing home was given a highly favorable long-term care grade. While this isn't as dominant as several of its other category grades, this is still one of the better scores we offer. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avera Creighton Care Centre Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avera Creighton Care Centre, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avera Creighton Care Centre, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avera Creighton Care Centre, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint could be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avera Creighton Care Centre, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avera Creighton Care Centre, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avera Creighton Care Centre, 3.91% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avera Creighton Care Centre, 92.75% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avera Creighton Care Centre, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avera Creighton Care Centre, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels.
In Avera Creighton Care Centre, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avera Creighton Care Centre, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.