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. Fortunately, this facility did not have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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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.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home fared well in the category of long-term care. In fact, we gave it a score of A- for that area, which happens to be one of our most dominant scores. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 80.50848 percent of its patients. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of B+. It performed better than most facilities in this area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is typically a solid measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
The final category we scored was nursing, in which this facility received a grade of B-. While this turned out to be its worst category grade, this is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. Our nursing rating is based on several subcategories, but the main consideration is the number of nurse 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, we also assessed some nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this subcategory. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a resident more often.
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, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients which sustained a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients which sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of poor nursing care. However, this statistic may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 3.91% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 92.75% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients health.
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elwood Care Center & Assisted Living, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.