Falls City Care Center is in Falls City, Nebraska, a city with a total of 5,113 people. With an overall score of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel nursing home. As far as we can see, you would be better off to steer clear of this place. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Falls City Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although this place's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it performed well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for that area, which is one of our better scores. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid places with a bunch of severe deficiencies flagged. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We were also stunned to learn that this nursing home earned a reasonably solid long-term care score in our assessment. We gave it a C in that area. Long-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's amount of nursing care. This includes a vast range of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine medical services. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 92.537315 percent of its residents, which is somewhat lower than we anticipated. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Among this nursing home's several poor grades was its F in the area of nursing care. In determining 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 just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed is short-term care. This nursing home was given a very poor grade of F in this category. Short-term care ratings are meaningful for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Given its grade in this category, we were not stunned to find that this facility is well below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the figures we looked at. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Falls City Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Falls City Care Center, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Falls City Care Center, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents which have sustained falls resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Falls City Care Center, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Falls City Care Center, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Falls City Care Center, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Falls City Care Center, 4.32% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Falls City Care Center, 93.19% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Falls City Care Center, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Falls City Care Center, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental well-being.
In Falls City Care Center, 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 Falls City Care Center, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Falls City Care Center, 9.35 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Falls City Care Center, 77.76% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
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