Gordon Countryside Care is in Gordon, Nebraska, a city with 2,538 people. It looks like this nursing home is among the higher-rated nursing homes we looked at. A grade of this caliber requires very strong marks across the board. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is simply as good as it gets. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing score, which is addressed in the next section.
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Gordon Countryside Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing rating is based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Nebraska in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning patients more frequently.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this nursing home also earned a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this area. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.05882 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next category, this facility was given a high-end short-term care score. We awarded it a grade of B+ in that area, rounding out one of our better profiles. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gordon Countryside Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gordon Countryside Care, 4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gordon Countryside Care, 4.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients which had a fall resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gordon Countryside Care, 9.8% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents that have experienced urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gordon Countryside Care, 18.63% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gordon Countryside Care, 26.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gordon Countryside Care, 0% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gordon Countryside Care, 96.26% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gordon Countryside Care, 5.1% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gordon Countryside Care, 11.75% of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Gordon Countryside Care, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gordon Countryside Care, 11.75% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
- Gordon Memorial Hospital DistrictCritical Access Hospitals 0.22 miles away300 East 8th St Gordon Nebraska 69343Government - Hospital District or Authority(308) 282-0401