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Good Shepherd Lutheran Community

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Good Shepherd Lutheran Community's website

2242 Wright Street,
Blair NE 68008

(402) 426-4663

61.07% estimated occupancy 1

Good Shepherd Lutheran Community is an average-sized non-profit nursing home in Blair, Nebraska. This facility received an A- overall, which is one of our best ratings. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes nationally. As you will see below, this place also performed just fine in our category ratings. It is hard to poke holes in this place's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Audiology

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of faring well overall, this nursing home received a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Inspection grades are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also received an A+ for its long-term care grade. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.295456 percent of its residents, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The third area we graded is short-term care. This nursing home was awarded an impressive short-term care score, with a B in the area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is considered to be a reliable assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Switching gears to the fourth area, this facility was given a very strong nursing score. Even though this isn't as impressive as many of its other category grades, this is still one of the more impressive grades we offer. Our nursing grade assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Good Shepherd Lutheran Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients which suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that suffered from UTI's. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 4.27% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 93.22% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 15.08% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 21.04% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 77.94% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Memorial Community Hospital Mch & Health SystemCritical Access Hospitals 0.09 miles away810 North 22nd St Blair Nebraska 68008Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 426-1502
  • Chi Health Missouri ValleyCritical Access Hospitals 13.55 miles away631 N 8th St Missouri Valley Iowa 51555Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 642-2784
  • Chi Health ImmanuelAcute Care Hospitals 17 miles away6901 North 72nd St Omaha Nebraska 68122Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 572-2121
  • Methodist Fremont HealthAcute Care Hospitals 19.16 miles away450 East 23rd St Fremont Nebraska 68025Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 721-1610

Nearby Dialysis

  • Sorensen Park Dialysis17.32 miles away6212 N 73rd Plaza #100 Omaha Nebraska 68134Dialysis Stations: 12 (402) 571-4147
  • Omaha Florence Dialysis18.21 miles away7454 N 30th St Omaha Nebraska 68112Dialysis Stations: 12 (402) 451-0723
  • Dodge County Dialysis18.22 miles away1949 E 23rd Avenue South Fremont Nebraska 68025Dialysis Stations: 12 (402) 721-7005
  • Dialysis Clinics, Inc - West Omaha18.4 miles away3015 N. 118th St Omaha Nebraska 68164Dialysis Stations: 24 (402) 493-9331
  • Rai Care Center - Ames Ave19.06 miles away5084 Ames Ave Omaha Nebraska 68104Dialysis Stations: 17 (402) 451-7754
  • Omaha West Dialysis19.88 miles away13014 W. Dodge Rd. Omaha Nebraska 68154CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (402) 445-8950
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Omaha West19.94 miles away15801 West Dodge Road Omaha Nebraska 68118Dialysis Stations: 13 (402) 697-7553