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Life Care Center of Elkhorn

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Life Care Center of Elkhorn's website

20275 Hopper Street,
Elkhorn NE 68022

(402) 289-2572

57.85% estimated occupancy 1

Life Care Center of Elkhorn is a senior living facility in Elkhorn, Nebraska. This city has a total of 16,422 people. This is a lower end nursing home, with an overall grade of D. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Elkhorn. The city has just one other nursing home. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

While we didn't give this facility a good overall grade, we did give it a strong grade in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is generally best to avoid nursing homes that had too many severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's second most favorable area was its short-term care grade, where it was given a B-. In our short-term care score, we attempt to craft a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. The nursing grade considers many datapoints. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. With only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily, this facility's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these datapoints to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next area we looked at is long-term care. Sadly, it received a lowly F for this area, which is a very poor grade. Nursing homes that don't fare well in this category often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility gave the vaccine to just 66.1597 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Life Care Center of Elkhorn Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Elkhorn, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Elkhorn, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls are often caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Elkhorn, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Elkhorn, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Elkhorn, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Elkhorn, 4.27% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some experts believe this is a measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Life Care Center of Elkhorn, 93.22% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Elkhorn, 15.08% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Elkhorn, 21.04% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Some argue that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Elkhorn, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Elkhorn, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Life Care Center of Elkhorn, 8.88 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Elkhorn, 77.94% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Chi Health LakesideAcute Care Hospitals 4.35 miles away16901 Lakeside Hills Ct Omaha Nebraska 68130Voluntary non-profit - Church(402) 717-8167
  • Orthonebraska HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.36 miles away2808 South 143rd Plz Omaha Nebraska 68144Physician(402) 609-1600
  • Methodist HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.07 miles away8303 Dodge St Omaha Nebraska 68114Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 354-4000
  • Children's Hospital & Medical CenterChildrens 10.12 miles away8200 Dodge St Omaha Nebraska 68114Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 955-5400
  • Chi Health ImmanuelAcute Care Hospitals 11.04 miles away6901 North 72nd St Omaha Nebraska 68122Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 572-2121
  • Chi Health Creighton University Medical Center - BAcute Care Hospitals 11.12 miles away7500 Mercy Rd Omaha Nebraska 68124Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 398-6060
  • Chi Health MidlandsAcute Care Hospitals 14.37 miles away11111 South 84th St Papillion Nebraska 68046Voluntary non-profit - Church(402) 593-3000
  • Methodist Fremont HealthAcute Care Hospitals 17.56 miles away450 East 23rd St Fremont Nebraska 68025Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 721-1610

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Kidney Care Omaha West4.09 miles away15801 West Dodge Road Omaha Nebraska 68118Dialysis Stations: 13 (402) 697-7553
  • Omaha Harrison Dialysis4.14 miles away6610 S 168th St Suite 8 Omaha Nebraska 68135Dialysis Stations: 12 (402) 896-4609
  • Omaha West Dialysis6.33 miles away13014 W. Dodge Rd. Omaha Nebraska 68154CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (402) 445-8950
  • Dialysis Clinics, Inc - West Omaha6.96 miles away3015 N. 118th St Omaha Nebraska 68164Dialysis Stations: 24 (402) 493-9331
  • Childrens Hospital & Medical Center10.01 miles away111 N 84th St Omaha Nebraska 68114Dialysis Stations: 3 (402) 955-5333
  • Fmc - Nebraska Home Dialysis10.55 miles away2916 S 84th St Omaha Nebraska 68124Dialysis Stations: 1 (402) 393-2865
  • Sorensen Park Dialysis10.85 miles away6212 N 73rd Plaza #100 Omaha Nebraska 68134Dialysis Stations: 12 (402) 571-4147
  • Dci - Spring Street11.6 miles away7070 Spring Street Omaha Nebraska 68106Dialysis Stations: 21 (402) 505-8004