Ponderosa Villa is a small government-owned nursing home located in Crawford, Nebraska. It looks like this is a very respectable nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid score. Based on all of the relevant data, you could do much worse than this facility. This place was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Nursing ratings are mostly tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received an impressive short-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B in this category. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for individuals requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next area, this facility received a B- in long-term care, which is a decent score. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. We were optimistic to discover that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ponderosa Villa Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ponderosa Villa, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ponderosa Villa, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ponderosa Villa, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ponderosa Villa, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ponderosa Villa, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ponderosa Villa, 4.32% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Increased levels of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ponderosa Villa, 93.19% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ponderosa Villa, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ponderosa Villa, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Ponderosa Villa, 1.37 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ponderosa Villa, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.