Carl T Curtis Health Education Center Nursing Home is a very-small government-owned facility in Macy, Nebraska. With an overall score of A, this is undoubtedly a phenomenal facility. You simply can't do any better than this nursing home. This nursing home also received phenomenal ratings in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Carl T Curtis Health Education Center Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Federal
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a quality overall score, this nursing home also received excellent inspections recently. We awarded it one of our highest grades in that category, with an A. Our inspection grades are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not deem 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.
Long-term Care Quality
We also want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was given an impressive grade of A in our long-term care category. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 88.679245 percent of its patients, which is somewhat less than we expected. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning our next area, we awarded this nursing home a score of A- for its short-term care score. This is a dominant grade. With our short-term care grade, we attempt to forge a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
In the final area, this facility also was given an excellent nursing grade, with a B+. This finished off a very favorable profile. The nursing category weighs many data points, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carl T Curtis Health Education Center Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carl T Curtis Health Education Center Nursing Home, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carl T Curtis Health Education Center Nursing Home, 15.09% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carl T Curtis Health Education Center Nursing Home, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint can be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carl T Curtis Health Education Center Nursing Home, 45.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carl T Curtis Health Education Center Nursing Home, 32.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carl T Curtis Health Education Center Nursing Home, 0% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms. Some believe this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carl T Curtis Health Education Center Nursing Home, 94.34% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carl T Curtis Health Education Center Nursing Home, 15.69% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carl T Curtis Health Education Center Nursing Home, 11.07% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carl T Curtis Health Education Center Nursing Home, 11.07% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.