Heritage of Emerson is a small non-profit nursing home located in Emerson, Nebraska. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is one of the most impressive ratings we offer. A score of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the country. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Heritage of Emerson
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ government inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly perfect. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively minor. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Nursing scores are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 facility Nebraska in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving a resident even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our more positive grades in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. Short-term care ratings are critical for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to 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 facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is this nursing home's poorest category. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still awarded it an acceptable grade of B- for our long-term care category. In a long-term care environment, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 99.08257 percent of its patients. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage of Emerson Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage of Emerson, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage of Emerson, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which sustained a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage of Emerson, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage of Emerson, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage of Emerson, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage of Emerson, 4.32% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage of Emerson, 93.19% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage of Emerson, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage of Emerson, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage of Emerson, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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