Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside is a small non-profit facility in Fairbury, Nebraska. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the top ratings that we offer. Based on our assessment, you can not go wrong with this nursing home. As you will see below, this place also performed just fine in our category scores. It is hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
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Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside
- Nursing Home
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
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Fairbury, Nebraska Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Fairbury, Nebraska Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Fairbury, Nebraska Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in the category of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. The nursing grade considers a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses 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 place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our third category, this facility was given a strong short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- in this category. Our short-term care scores are meaningful for prospective residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we graded ended up being this facility's weakest category. Nevertheless, even its lowest point would actually be a strength for most facilities. We awarded it a favorable grade of B in our long-term care category. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside, 3.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside, 0.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside, 0.93% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside, 7.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside, 14.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside, 11.21% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside, 12.96% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside, 7.39% of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Some would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Jefferson Community Health & Life Gardenside, 7.39% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.