6315 O Street, Lincoln NE 68510 · (402) 489-6591 · 39.5% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Eastmont Towers is a very-small non-profit nursing home located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Featuring an overall score of A+, this facility is without a doubt a superb facility. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top five facilities in Nebraska. This also turned out to be a very consistent nursing home with consistent scores in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the reasons this place turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it earned an A+ in our inspections category. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A+. In computing our nursing scores, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This facility provided 9.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This was one of the higher totals we found. Furthermore, we found that a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of offering high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any facility in the country when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these datapoints as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided.
Long-term Care Quality
In the third area we analyzed, this facility was given quality marks in the area of long-term care. Consequently, it received one of our best grades in that category with a 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 scores. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we graded, this facility was given a very favorable grade of A in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility finished off a straight A profile. With our short-term care assessment, we try to create a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. This facility elevated its grade in this area by providing more care from registered nurses than the average nursing home. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. This place outperformed most nursing homes in this area with 49.5 percent of its patients returning home.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eastmont Towers Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better