With an address in Hebron, Nebraska, Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home is the only option we identified in the area. This nursing home turns out to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our assessment, you can do much worse than this place. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is long-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
P O Box 166, 220 Park Avenue,
Hebron NE 68370
65% estimated occupancy 1
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Long-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we gave this facility an A+ for our long-term care rating. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to providing well above average levels of nursing care and other staffing, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.40829 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. This combination proved to be successful as this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had only 1.48 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
Adding to its impressive profile, this facility also performed at a high level in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that area with an A-. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious 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's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. While this didn't quite match its scores in some of the categories discussed above, this is still a decent score. When computing a facility's nursing grade, we look at the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of training of those nurses. With 4.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this nursing home surpassed the vast majority of facilities. Finally, we also baked a few quality-based metrics into our nursing grades. This nursing home fared poorly in two of the major metrics we considered, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the fourth area, this facility received a decent short-term care score of B-. In determining our short-term care scores, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is often a fair assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, 5.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, 4.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, 3.74% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, 17.84% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, 19.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, 4.13% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, 93.24% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, 15.12% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, 21.01% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, 21.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
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