Located in Boulder City, Nevada, Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City is one of just three nursing homes in this city. Sporting an overall grade of A, this is undoubtedly a world class nursing home. As far as we can see, this nursing home looks like a no brainer for most people. Finally, this is a very consistent facility with consistent ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. When computing a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the amount of time nurses spend with patients and the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning patients more often.
This facility has earned near flawless inspections recently. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this area. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent 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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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care. Adding to its dominant profile, this nursing home also performed well in that area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A- in that category. When nursing homes receive a grade 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 also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 97.44058 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we looked at, this facility received a very favorable grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility rounded out a straight A profile. Short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City, 10.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City, 1.75% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents that suffered from urinary tract infections. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City, 13.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term care residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City, 17.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City, 3.19% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City, 77.28% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City, 14.36% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City, 22.51% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City, 1.18 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Nevada State Veterans Home - Boulder City, 22.51 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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