Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center is a senior living facility located in Cozad, Nebraska, which has 5,307 people. This turns out to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our analysis, this place has quite a bit going for it. Fortunately, this facility did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a quality nursing home is that it received a very impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections is its best category grade. In this area, we awarded this facility an A-. Inspection grades are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its profile, this nursing home also earned a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this category. Our short-term care grade is generally used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a favorable long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 90.54054 percent of its residents. This is somewhat lower than we anticipated. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The next category we rated is nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B-. Our nursing score looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, nursing ratings also consider quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term patients which sustained falls leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents which are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.91% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center, 92.75% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' health.
In Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center, 76.12% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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