Hemingford Community Care Center is a small government-owned nursing home located in Hemingford, Nebraska. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is an elite grade. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities in the country. Lastly, this nursing home's ownership changed in the last year, so we will need to monitor it to confirm it maintains its high level of care.
Hemingford Community Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Hemingford Community Care Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also received an excellent nursing score, with an A. Nursing ratings are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility 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 the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a patient even once per day.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively minor. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down deficiency counts for this nursing home. We would like to have more information about this nursing home. Without having all of the information regarding deficiencies, it ended up being difficult to evaluate this nursing home in this area.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this nursing home also received a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our short-term care grades are vital for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this area is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was long-term care. We awarded this facility one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of B. Even though this is not as high as many of this facility's other grades, it is still a positive score. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 75 percent of its patients. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hemingford Community Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hemingford Community Care Center, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hemingford Community Care Center, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who had a fall leading to major injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hemingford Community Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who have sustained UTI's. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hemingford Community Care Center, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hemingford Community Care Center, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hemingford Community Care Center, 4.27% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hemingford Community Care Center, 93.22% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hemingford Community Care Center, 15.08% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hemingford Community Care Center, 21.04% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hemingford Community Care Center, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.