Blue Valley Lutheran Homes is a small non-profit nursing home located in Hebron, Nebraska. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A grade in this range requires solid marks in most areas. This facility definitely has plenty working in its favor. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its long-term care score, which is addressed in the next section.
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Blue Valley Lutheran Homes
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this facility really performed well in our long-term care category, where it received a grade of A-. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In addition, this nursing home excelled in inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Our inspection grades are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspections. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. There are numerous datapoints within this area. Many of the datapoints are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.6 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is short-term care, where we awarded it a favorable grade of B. This facility really does not have any weak spots. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, 3.91% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, 92.75% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.
In Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blue Valley Lutheran Homes, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
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