Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center is a small nursing home located in Fullerton, Nebraska. This nursing home received an overall grade of B, which is a quality grade. Based on our analysis, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
PO Box 648, 202 North Esther,
Fullerton NE 68638
70.4% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home also earned first-rate government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our higher scores in this category, with an A+. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies an immediate risk to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. Our nursing grade looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 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 typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received a favorable short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area with a grade of B. Our short-term care grades are important for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our next category, this nursing home was awarded a B- in long-term care, which is generally an acceptable grade. In our long-term care rating, we assess the sheer volume of services provided by a facility, along with a series of quality metrics. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 96.601944 percent of its patients, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. This nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization 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.
Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents 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 Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that have experienced a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 4.32% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 93.19% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.37 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
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