Sutherland Care Center is in Sutherland, Nebraska. This city has a population of 1,789 people. With an overall score of B+, this is a high quality nursing home. This facility definitely has plenty going for it. Fortunately, this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades can be found below.
Sutherland Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
P O Box 307, 333 Maple Street,
Sutherland NE 69165
70% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this facility also earned top notch health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better grades in this category, with an A. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider 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.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a favorable long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.63946 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received an impressive short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this area. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The next category we scored is nursing, in which this facility was awarded a grade of C. This actually is this facility's least impressive area. This is still not a terrible score. The nursing grade assesses a handful of data points, but the primary one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it scored well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sutherland Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sutherland Care Center, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sutherland Care Center, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who had a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sutherland Care Center, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sutherland Care Center, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care residents that are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sutherland Care Center, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sutherland Care Center, 4.32% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sutherland Care Center, 93.19% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sutherland Care Center, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sutherland Care Center, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Sutherland Care Center, 1.37 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sutherland Care Center, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Sutherland Care Center, 9.35 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Sutherland Care Center, 77.76% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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