Falls City Care Center is in Falls City, Nebraska, a city with a total of 5,113 people. Sporting an overall score of C, this is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. This place seems to have some things working in its favor. The best part of this place's profile is is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Falls City Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day 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
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless government inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B. Our nursing grade includes quite a few components, many of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed was long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B. It actually performed better than most nursing homes in this area. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 91.78744 percent of its residents. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this facility really didn't fare well. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in short-term care, this is this nursing home's worst category. Our short-term care grades are considered to be most critical for patients in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Based on its grade in this category, we weren't stunned to discover that this facility was well below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we looked at. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. This facility 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. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
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, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Falls City Care Center, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which had falls which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Falls City Care Center, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of poor nursing care. However, this statistic can be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Falls City Care Center, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term care patients that were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Falls City Care Center, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Falls City Care Center, 3.91% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Falls City Care Center, 92.75% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Falls City Care Center, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Falls City Care Center, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility.
In Falls City Care Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Falls City Care Center, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Falls City Care Center, 10.43 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Falls City Care Center, 76.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation.
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