Douglas County Health Center is located in Omaha, Nebraska, which is one of the largest cities in the nation. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility. It was given one of the best ratings we offer. A score in this range requires superb scores across the board. Indeed, this turned out to be better than many of the facilities in Omaha, which has a strong selection of nursing homes. One of the best aspects of this facility's exemplary report card is its long-term care rating. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Douglas County Health Center
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- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
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Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 93.67263 percent of its residents. This is somewhat below what we anticipated but still a decent figure. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A-. Our nursing rating weighs quite a few datapoints, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning a resident more often.
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Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. This nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last area, this facility also performed well in our short-term care category. We gave it an A- for this category. This completed truly elite profile. Short-term care ratings are important for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home 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.
Douglas County Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Douglas County Health Center, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Douglas County Health Center, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Douglas County Health Center, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Douglas County Health Center, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Douglas County Health Center, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Douglas County Health Center, 3.91% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Douglas County Health Center, 92.75% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Douglas County Health Center, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Douglas County Health Center, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Douglas County Health Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Douglas County Health Center, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Douglas County Health Center, 10.43 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Scores for Omaha, NE
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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