Heritage of Emerson is a small non-profit nursing home located in Emerson, Nebraska. It looks like this nursing home is among the top facilities we found. A grade in this range requires top-notch scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top ten percent of all facilities in the country. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's remarkable profile is its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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Heritage of Emerson
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
607 Nebraska Street,
Emerson NE 68733
71.05% estimated occupancy 1
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- 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+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were nearly perfect. Inspection ratings are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received a top-shelf grade of A in our long-term care area. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.047615 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing scores are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning patients at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth category, this nursing home also performed well in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it an A- in this category. This topped off truly elite report card. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage of Emerson Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage of Emerson, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage of Emerson, 4.56% 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, 3.53% 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, 19.48% 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, 20.32% 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, 3.91% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage of Emerson, 92.75% 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, 15.57% 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, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage of Emerson, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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