Arbor Care Centers – Hartington is a small facility located in Hartington, Nebraska. This nursing home is an A rated facility. This facility received one of the highest grades we offer. A grade in this range requires top-notch scores across the board. We were impressed enough to rate this nursing home as one of the 50 best facilities in Nebraska. Headlining this place's exemplary profile is its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
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Arbor Care Centers – Hartington
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2019
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To go along with a strong overall score, we awarded this facility an A+ for our inspection category. Our inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A. Our nursing grade is based on a variety of subcategories. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning our next area, we gave this facility a score of A- for our long-term care rating. This is a first-rate rating. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 97.91667 percent of its patients, which is far 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 one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the next area, this facility received a very strong short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in that category, wrapping up one of our better profiles. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Arbor Care Centers – Hartington Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Arbor Care Centers – Hartington, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Arbor Care Centers – Hartington, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Arbor Care Centers – Hartington, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Arbor Care Centers – Hartington, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Arbor Care Centers – Hartington, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Arbor Care Centers – Hartington, 3.91% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Arbor Care Centers – Hartington, 92.75% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Arbor Care Centers – Hartington, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Arbor Care Centers – Hartington, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Arbor Care Centers – Hartington, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Arbor Care Centers – Hartington, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Arbor Care Centers – Hartington, 76.12% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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