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Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jan 1, 2020 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: 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: ASep 19: AJan 20: A
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Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home's website

P O Box 166, 755 South 3rd Street,
Hebron NE 68370

(402) 768-3930

38.12% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

With an address in Hebron, Nebraska, Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home is the only nursing home we identified in this city. It looks like this nursing home is among the most impressive nursing homes we found. A grade of this caliber requires top-notch scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the nation. Keep reading to see this facility's category scores, which are also strong. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Transportation
  • Dentistry
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Optometry

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 88.695656 percent of its residents. This is a bit below what we expected but still a decent percentage. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Nursing grades are primarily associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the final area, we awarded this facility a grade of A- for our short-term care rating. This finished off a very strong profile. With our short-term care rating, we strive to create a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at the nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who sustained falls leading to major injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, 4.27% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, 93.22% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, 15.08% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, 21.04% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.