Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living is a small government-owned facility located in Elwood, Nebraska. With an overall score of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. Based on our ratings, this nursing home has quite a bit going for it. This place also received consistently good scores in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall performance, we gave this place an A for our inspections rating. Our inspection ratings are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious 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
This nursing home also was awarded a favorable short-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this area. Our short-term care scores are probably more important for patients requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded an impressive long-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that area with a grade of B. For patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 75.4386 percent of its residents. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The last area we looked at was nursing. This nursing home was given an impressive nursing grade in our assessment, with a grade of B. This facility truly did not have any weaknesses. Nursing ratings are largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained 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 . Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which experienced UTI's. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 4.32% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 93.19% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 1.37 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.