Wausa Care and Rehabilitation Center is a small facility in Wausa, Nebraska. With an overall score of B, this facility is a very good choice. You could definitely do much worse than this nursing home. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.

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Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 42 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-
Historical

One of the reasons this ended up being a strong facility is that it earned a very impressive inspection grade. Inspections is its best category. In that area, we gave this facility an A-. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+
Historical

Another one of this facility's impressive category scores came in the category of short-term care. We gave them one of our better scores in that category, with a score of B+. In crafting these short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: F
Historical

The next category we looked at was long-term care. This facility was given a favorable long-term care grade, with a B in this category. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a life threatening illness for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-
Historical

The next area we looked at is nursing. We awarded it a B- in that area. This is not a bad grade in this category. We scrutinized the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses worked with residents, in computing our score in this category. This facility provided just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, we also baked a few quality measures into our nursing scores. This nursing home was relatively weak in two of the major metrics we look at, with below average scores for minimizing its patients' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are often measures of the quality of nursing care available.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
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

Wausa Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients that have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Provider
F
17.39%
State
B+
5.81%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.

Provider
C
4.76%
State
B-
4.73%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.

Provider
B
2.38%
State
B-
3.93%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.

Provider
F
30.56%
State
B-
16.76%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
C
25%
State
B+
18.39%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.86%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
B-
97.06%
State
B
93.69%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Provider
B
13.89%
State
B
15.01%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.

Provider
A+
31.57%
State
B+
18.83%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Provider
F
31.57
State
B-
18.83
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better