Good Shepherd Lutheran Home is located in Blair, Nebraska. We gave this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the nation. We really couldn't find many negative things to say about this nursing home. Its scores are just impeccable. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile was its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 84 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Church related

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

To add to its first-rate accomplishments in other areas, we awarded this facility a grade of A for our long-term care rating. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. After we finished assessing the volume of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.5122 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. This nursing home was also able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 1.19 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a much better hospitalization rate than the majority of nursing homes.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

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 rating considers a host of datapoints. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these metrics as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The final area we looked at proved to be this facility's weakest area. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still awarded it a respectable grade of B- in our short-term care category. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this place. The final metric we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 34.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Provider
A
4.03%
State
B+
5.81%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who had a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
C
4.88%
State
B-
4.73%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.

Provider
B-
2.5%
State
B-
3.93%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.

Provider
B
13.4%
State
B-
16.76%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Provider
A-
13.3%
State
B+
18.39%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Provider
B-
3.19%
State
B
3.86%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
A
99.76%
State
B
93.69%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a patient's well-being.

Provider
D
21.51%
State
B
15.01%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility.

Provider
A+
28.87%
State
B+
18.83%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.

Provider
B
1.58
State
B
1.64
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
F
28.87
State
B-
18.83
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
D
16.94
State
B+
7.95
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.

Provider
A
81.17%
State
B+
76.14%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Memorial Community Hospital Mch & Health System 0.09 mi
810 North 22nd St Blair Nebraska 68008
(402) 426-1502
Critical Access Hospitals
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Chi Health Missouri Valley 13.55 mi
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Chi Health Immanuel 17 mi
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Acute Care Hospitals
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Methodist Fremont Health 19.16 mi
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Dialysis Stations: 12
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Dialysis Stations: 12
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Dodge County Dialysis 18.22 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
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(402) 721-7005
Dialysis Clinics, Inc - West Omaha 18.4 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
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Rai Care Center - Ames Ave 19.06 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
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Omaha West Dialysis 19.88 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
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Fresenius Kidney Care Omaha West 19.94 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
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