Rock County Hospital Long Term Care is a small hospital-based facility located in Bassett, Nebraska. With an overall grade of A-, this is without a doubt a very strong nursing home. We couldn't find many negative things to say about this nursing home. Its scores are as good as they get. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category grades, which are also impressive. It's hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 30 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - County

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Jan 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

On top of receiving a great overall grade, this facility earned an A+ inspection score. This score is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can offer a nursing home. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Jan 19: BJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

This facility also was elite in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A-. Very few nursing homes performed better in this category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 96.8254 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

A-
Jan 19: BJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. When computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we look at the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of training of those nurses. This place provides an incredible 4.8 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Out of this total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering high levels of care, this place also excelled in several of the quality measures we looked at. With less than 5 percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally an indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls. Many pressure ulcers could be prevented by providing better nursing care and a protocol of moving patients even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Jan 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

The next area we looked at is short-term care. This facility was awarded a better than average nursing score in our assessment, with a grade of B. Even though this is not nearly as strong as a few of its other grades, this is nevertheless one of our more impressive scores in that area. In determining our short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. This facility elevated its grade in this area by offering more care from registered nurses than the typical nursing home. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Rock County Hospital Long Term Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
A+
1.85%
State
B+
5.81%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.

Provider
F
9.52%
State
B-
4.73%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from a UTI. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to reporting standards.

Provider
D
4.76%
State
B-
3.93%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A+
3.17%
State
B-
16.76%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
A+
7.02%
State
B+
18.39%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms.

Provider
C
6.67%
State
B
3.86%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
B+
98.41%
State
B
93.69%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.

Provider
B+
12.28%
State
B
15.01%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.

Provider
B
17.78%
State
B+
18.83%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
A+
0.27
State
B
1.64
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B
17.78
State
B-
18.83
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Rock County Hospital 0.04 mi
102 East South Street Bassett Nebraska 68714
(402) 684-3366
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Brown County Hospital 15.99 mi
945 East Zero St Ainsworth Nebraska 69210
(402) 387-2800
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