Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Seward, Nebraska. With an overall score of B, this facility is a very good choice. You could certainly do much worse than this nursing home. This facility was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall score, this place also earned first-rate health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better grades in this area, with a grade of A. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
This facility received high grades in the area of nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. Our nursing score looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our stronger scores in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 97.683395 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Our last area is short-term care, in which we awarded this nursing home a C in that area. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 4.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center, 4.27% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center, 93.22% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center, 15.08% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center, 21.04% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center, 8.88 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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