Located in Humboldt, Nebraska, Colonial Acres Nursing Home is the sole option we identified in the area. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the country. We can't find many negative things to say about this place. Its scores are just impeccable. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category scores, which are also impressive. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Colonial Acres Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a quality overall grade, this nursing home also received excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our highest scores in that area, with an A. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also excelled in our long-term care category. In fact, we gave it a score of A for that category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 99.24812 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Our nursing rating weighs a variety of datapoints. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place 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 final category we assessed was short-term care. In this category, we gave this facility an above average grade of B. In crafting these short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. We were not able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return 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, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay patients that are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 4.32% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 93.19% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility. Many would argue that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 1.37 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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