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.
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Colonial Acres Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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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 vaccination to 95.80419 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to minimize negative health outcomes for the nursing home population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. There are a number of criteria within this grade. Many of the factors relate to staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Nebraska in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the next area, this nursing home received an extremely favorable short-term care grade. Even though this is not as good as several of its other grades, this is still one of our more impressive scores we offer. In our short-term care rating, we endeavor to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess the facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. We were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we assessed the number of residents 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, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients which sustained a fall resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 3.91% of Patients
This is the percent of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 92.75% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' well-being.
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colonial Acres Nursing Home, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
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