Memorial Community Care is one of just a few available facilities in Aurora, Nebraska. Featuring an overall grade of A, this is undoubtedly an elite nursing home. In addition, this nursing home is located in a hospital, which often means the nursing home offers more extensive healthcare services. As you will find below, this place performed equally well in our category ratings. We gave it a straight A report card!
Memorial Community Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In addition, this nursing home also earned a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that category with an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Nursing scores are largely based on a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth area we looked at is short-term care, where this facility was awarded an A-. This finished off a very favorable profile. Few nursing homes earned an A- or higher in all four categories. Short-term care grades are often used to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Memorial Community Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Memorial Community Care, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Memorial Community Care, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Memorial Community Care, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who had UTI's. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Memorial Community Care, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Memorial Community Care, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Memorial Community Care, 4.27% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Memorial Community Care, 93.22% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Memorial Community Care, 15.08% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Memorial Community Care, 21.04% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Memorial Community Care, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Memorial Community Care, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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