Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus is one of just two nursing homes located in Columbus, Nebraska. This facility was given an overall grade of B+, which is a strong score. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes nationally. This nursing home is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
P O Box 625, 2855 40th Avenue,
Columbus NE 68602
46.55% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong facility overall, this place especially excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Not many facilities performed better in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so well is that it was given a very impressive long-term care grade. In fact, long-term care ended up being its second best category score. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of A-. If you are looking for services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 67.76859 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is slightly lower than we anticipated but still a decent figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third area, this facility also received a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this area. Short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The final category we scored was nursing, in which this nursing home received a B-. This was this facility's weakest area. This is nevertheless not a terrible score. When computing a facility's nursing score, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are caring for residents as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is well below average. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents that had UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 3.91% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 92.75% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 10.43 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 76.12% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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