Good Shepherd Lutheran Community is an average-sized non-profit nursing home in Blair, Nebraska. This proved to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on all of the relevant data, you could do much worse than this facility. The best part of this facility's strong profile was its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section
Good Shepherd Lutheran Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2242 Wright Street,
Blair NE 68008
61.07% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Blair, Nebraska Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Blair, Nebraska Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially want to emphasize its excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded it an A+ in this category. Inspection grades are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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
This facility performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that area, which turns out to be one of our better scores. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.870056 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we graded was short-term care, where this facility's grade lagged a bit behind as some of its other scores. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of D, which is well below average. In computing our short-term care grades, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is considered to be a useful assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. We found that this place was subpar in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its patients based on the measures we looked at. The last item we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics sunk this facility's short-term care grade.
Moving on to the last area, we gave this facility a D in nursing. This is the nursing home's least impressive category score. Unfortunately, this grade hurt the nursing home's overall grade to some degree. When determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the amount of time nurses commit to patients and the level of licensure of those nurses. With only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care residents that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 4.32% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 93.19% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 18.85% 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.
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 1.37 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
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 18.85 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
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, 77.76% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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