Colonial Acres Nursing Home is a small government-owned facility located in Humboldt, Nebraska. After receiving an overall score of A, this nursing home is one of the most impressive facilities we found. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category scores, which are also impressive. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Colonial Acres Nursing Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1043 10th Street,
Humboldt NE 68376
70.81% estimated occupancy 1
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Long-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this proved to be a great facility is that it earned a very impressive long-term care grade. In fact, this ended up being its best grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After assessing the significant amount of nursing care provided by this facility, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.18033 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. This combination proved to be successful as this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 1.27 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a significantly better hospitalization rate than the average nursing home.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our inspection grades are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's inspections. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our nursing grade looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 4.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which was among the highest totals we found. Lastly, this place also performed well in several of the quality measures we assessed. By way of illustration, in terms of the percentage of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this place performed better than the national average. This is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented with better nursing care and having a policy of regularly turning residents to avoid bed sores.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was short-term care, in which this facility was given a B. Believe it or not, this was this nursing home's least impressive category. A facility could be doing a lot worse when it's worst grade still outperforms most other facilities. Short-term care grades are often employed to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colonial Acres Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 5.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 4.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 3.74% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 17.84% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 19.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 4.13% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 93.24% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 15.12% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 21.01% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 21.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 8.56 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
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