Wakefield Health Care Center is a small government-owned facility located in Wakefield, Nebraska. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. At the end of the day, this place is a no brainer for just about anybody. Headlining this place's exemplary report card is its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
Wakefield Health Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
306 Ash Street,
Wakefield NE 68784
64.25% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its great overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A for inspections. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also want to emphasize the fact that this facility was given a dominant grade of A- in our short-term care category. Our short-term care grades are probably more meaningful for individuals in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Does this page answer your questions about Wakefield Health Care Center?
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also fared very well in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. After assessing the impressive nursing hours and other staffing provided by this facility, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. This combination proved to be effective as this facility also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In the last category, this facility also was given a very strong nursing rating, with a B+. This topped off a first-rate report card. The nursing score weighs a number of data points. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This place boasts a really impressive 4.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day, of which a significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of looking at levels of nursing care, we also looked at a few quality measures in determining our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these data points as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wakefield Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wakefield Health Care Center, 5.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wakefield Health Care Center, 4.9% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents that experienced a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wakefield Health Care Center, 3.74% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients who have had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wakefield Health Care Center, 17.84% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wakefield Health Care Center, 19.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wakefield Health Care Center, 4.13% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wakefield Health Care Center, 93.24% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wakefield Health Care Center, 15.12% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wakefield Health Care Center, 21.01% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Wakefield Health Care Center, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wakefield Health Care Center, 21.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wakefield Health Care Center, 78.44% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
- Providence Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 7.2 miles away1200 Providence Rd Wayne Nebraska 68787Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 375-3800