Belle Terrace is in Tecumseh, Nebraska. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack grade. You can certainly do worse than this place. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its strong long-term care rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Mar 1, 2021 by Nick Lata
Note: Data for Belle Terrace has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Long-term Care Quality
This place performed well in the area of long-term care. In fact, we gave it a grade of A for that category. This saved its overall profile. For residents in need of a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 85.05747 percent of its patients, which is somewhat below what we were hoping for. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B. When computing our nursing grades, we assess both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
Tragically, we gave this facility an F for its short-term care score. In determining our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is generally a fair assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Considering its score in this area, we were not stunned to learn that this facility was well below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the data we assessed. Honestly, this was about what we expected to find. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 3.1 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below average.
Moving on our final category of inspections, this nursing home received a grade that's as bad as it gets. With an F in the inspection category, this nursing home's overall grade was adversely affected. For places with poor inspection grades, you should really scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This particular facility had 3 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a threat to resident safety or health. At the end of the day, there weren't too many highlights for this nursing home in this area.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Belle Terrace Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Belle Terrace, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care residents which have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Belle Terrace, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. More supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Belle Terrace, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Belle Terrace, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Belle Terrace, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Belle Terrace, 4.32% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Belle Terrace, 93.19% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Belle Terrace, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Belle Terrace, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Belle Terrace, 1.37 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Belle Terrace, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Belle Terrace, 77.76% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation.