Gordon Countryside Care is in Gordon, Nebraska, a city with 2,538 people. This is a good facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid rating. Based on our assessment, this nursing home has quite a bit going for it. This nursing home is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Gordon Countryside Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
500 East 10th Street,
Gordon NE 69343
58% estimated occupancy 1
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Our nursing grade is mostly tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving patients more often.
This facility also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. In fact, we gave it an A- for that area. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. This facility received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to resident health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we gave them one of our higher grades in our short-term care category as well, with a B. With our short-term care category, we seek to forge a fair measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is long-term care. We awarded this facility a C in this category. In computing our long-term care scores, we assess the facility's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 91.01124 percent of its patients. This is somewhat lower than we anticipated but still a decent figure. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations 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.
Gordon Countryside Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gordon Countryside Care, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who suffer from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gordon Countryside Care, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gordon Countryside Care, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gordon Countryside Care, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gordon Countryside Care, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that are given antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gordon Countryside Care, 4.32% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gordon Countryside Care, 93.19% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gordon Countryside Care, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gordon Countryside Care, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Gordon Countryside Care, 1.37 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gordon Countryside Care, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
- Gordon Memorial Hospital DistrictCritical Access Hospitals 0.22 miles away300 East 8th St Gordon Nebraska 69343Government - Hospital District or Authority(308) 282-0401