Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is one of just a few nursing homes located in Falls City, Nebraska. This is a very respectable facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a respectable score. This facility truly has plenty going for it. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card is its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph
Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1720 Burton Drive,
Falls City NE 68355
51.26% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall score, we gave this nursing home a grade of A- for our short-term care grade. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Among this facility's other strengths is its elite nursing grade. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A-. Nursing grades are based largely on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Nebraska in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning residents at least once a day.
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In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our final category, this nursing home really did not fare very well. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in that area, this was notably this facility's weakest category grade. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is often a bad sign for resident care and it may indicate that the place is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 92.125984 percent of its residents, which is somewhat lower than we were hoping for. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term patients who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4.32% of Patients
This is the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression. High rates of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 93.19% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.37 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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