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 decent score. This facility has some things going for it. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has 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
To pair with its relatively modest overall score, we gave this facility an A- for our inspections rating. This is far better than the facility's overall rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received its next highest category grade in the area of short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this area, which is an acceptable grade. In computing our short-term care grades, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This score is frequently a solid measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We weren't able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this place. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 4.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next highest category is long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B-. Our long-term care scores are important for patients seeking non-healthcare services such as personal care. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. As it turns out, this facility provided the vaccine to a relatively low 71.31147 percent of its residents, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. Nevertheless, this nursing home excelled at keeping 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 figure.
The final area we graded is nursing. We awarded this facility a grade of C in this category. When computing our nursing scores, we assess both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This place averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care offered.
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, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 4.27% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 93.22% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus, 15.08% 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, 21.04% 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, 1.25 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, 21.04 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, 8.88 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, 77.94% 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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