Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a large facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. This facility received an overall grade of B, which is favorable score. Based on the data we reviewed, you can do much worse than this nursing home. Fortunately, this place didn't have any poor grades in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
4735 South 54th Street,
Lincoln NE 68516
59.24% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a strong overall grade as discussed above, but we especially wanted to point out its excellent nursing rating. We gave them an A in this area. There are quite a few datapoints within this grade. Many of these datapoints relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides an impressive 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Lastly, this facility was also above average in each of the major quality-based metrics we assessed in this category. By way of illustration, it performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Another area of strength for this facility is in the category of inspections. In fact, inspections turned out to be one of its best categories. In that area, we gave this facility a B. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at is long-term care. This facility was given an above average long-term care score, with a B in this category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98.61878 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Finally, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this nursing home had 2.47 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
Short-term Care Quality
Our next area is short-term care, in which we awarded this nursing home a B- in that category. Our short-term care scores are vital for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 39.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 5.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 4.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.74% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.84% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 4.13% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 93.24% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.12% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 21.01% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.
In Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 21.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 8.56 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 78.44% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Lincoln, NE
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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