Old Cheney Rehabilitation
5431 South 16th Street, Lincoln NE 68512 · (531) 739-3200 · 51.27% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Old Cheney Rehabilitation is a small nursing home located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This facility is one of the most elite nursing homes we assessed. Being awarded an A+ in our rating system requires superb marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top five percentile of all nursing homes in the nation. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 47 Beds
For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
To pair with its favorable overall score, we gave this place a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing rating is primarily associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This place boasts a really impressive 5.6 hours of nursing care per resident each day, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering impressive levels of care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the country in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an A+ for its short-term care grade. Our short-term care scores are important for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Remarkably, this facility provides approximately 50% more hours of services from registered nurses and physical therapists than most nursing homes we looked at. The final measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Nebraska in this area with 60.2 percent of its patients returning home. For most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last area, this facility also performed admirably in the long-term care category. We awarded it a grade of A for this area. This wrapped up a straight A report card. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home provided vaccination data. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Old Cheney Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better