Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home is a small non-profit nursing home located in Hebron, Nebraska. It looks like this nursing home is among the highest-rated facilities we assessed. A grade of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. We can't find many bad things to say about this place. Its scores are impeccable. Headlining this place's remarkable report card is its long-term care grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 64 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Church related

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+
Historical

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 88.695656 percent of its residents. This is somewhat lower than we anticipated. This nursing home was also able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 1.61 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A
Historical

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing ratings are mostly associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-
Historical

Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Inspection scores are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: B-May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+
Historical

In the last category we scored, this facility received an impressive grade grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home topped off a very strong report card. In computing these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
A+
1.19%
State
B+
5.81%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which suffered a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
A
0.87%
State
B-
4.73%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.

Provider
B-
2.61%
State
B-
3.93%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
F
40%
State
B-
16.76%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
F
41.82%
State
B+
18.39%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.86%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
C
91.7%
State
B
93.69%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B-
15.87%
State
B
15.01%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
C
13.29%
State
B+
18.83%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Provider
C
2
State
B
1.64
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
A-
13.29
State
B-
18.83
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better