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Callaway Good Life Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Callaway Good Life Center's website

PO Box 250, 600 West Kimball Street,
Callaway NE 68825

(308) 836-2267

84.28% estimated occupancy 1

Callaway Good Life Center is a small non-profit facility located in Callaway, Nebraska. It looks like this is a very respectable nursing home. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable score. This nursing home definitely has plenty of good features. You should also take a look at this facility's category grades below. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2023)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this facility performed well in long-term care. We awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Facilities that do well in this category typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a deadly health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

In addition, this facility also received excellent inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better grades in that area, with an A-. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The third area we graded was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a C. In determining our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is more often than not a solid assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. It doesn't look like this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Turning to the last area, we awarded this nursing home a D for the area of nursing. This is the facility's worst category rating. Sadly, this score hurt the facility's overall grade to some degree. We analyzed the qualifications of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses were with patients, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home provided only 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is not a very impressive figure. While this facility's nursing hours are below average, it surprised us in a few of the qualitative metrics in this category. In particular, we were pleased to find that its patients appear to be experiencing fewer pressure ulcers than most nursing homes.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Callaway Good Life Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Callaway Good Life Center, 3.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Callaway Good Life Center, 4.95% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients which had falls which caused major injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Callaway Good Life Center, 3.16% of Patients had UTIs

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who have sustained a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Callaway Good Life Center, 11.88% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Callaway Good Life Center, 15.79% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Callaway Good Life Center, 4.21% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Callaway Good Life Center, 100% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Callaway Good Life Center, 13.83% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Callaway Good Life Center, 17.21% of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.


Grade: C

In Callaway Good Life Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Callaway Good Life Center, 17.21% of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Callaway Good Life Center, 8.7% of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Callaway Good Life Center, 67.74% of Resident

This is the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Jennie M Melham Memorial Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 17.55 miles away145 Memorial Drive Broken Bow Nebraska 68822Voluntary non-profit - Private(308) 872-4100