Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is the lone nursing home we found in Falls City, Nebraska. This is a great facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average score. This facility truly has plenty going for it. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card is its nursing score. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph
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Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory 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
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing grade. The nursing score weighs a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a score of A- for our short-term care score. Our short-term care scores are likely more important for people needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Turning to another of this nursing home's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection score. In that category, we gave this nursing home an impressive grade of B+. Our inspection grades are tied to items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last area, this facility was awarded a decent long-term care score. Although this isn't nearly as dominant as many of its other category grades, this is still a middle of the pack score. Long-term care grades are used to measure a facility's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a skilled nursing facility. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 92.85714 percent of its residents. This is a few points below what we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 7.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents which suffered falls which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 27.27% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 19.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 0% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 86.97% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15.62% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14.1% of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility.
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14.1% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4.07% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
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