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Westfield Quality Care of Aurora

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: FSep 20: FOct 20: FJan 21: FFeb 21: FMar 21: FApr 21: FMay 21: FJun 21: FJul 21: FAug 21: FSep 21: FOct 21: FNov 21: FJan 22: FFeb 22: FMar 22: FApr 22: FMay 22: F
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PO Box 166, 1313 1st Street,
Aurora NE 68818

(402) 694-2128

76.56% estimated occupancy 1

Westfield Quality Care of Aurora is located in Aurora, Nebraska, a city with 5,475 people. With an overall rating of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel facility. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Aurora. The city has just one other nursing home. Finally, we were surprised to learn that this facility received a decent score in the area of long-term care. We provide additional information on this category below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

While this facility's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite minor. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Nursing ratings are mostly based on a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is below the national average. To pair with its low totals in the area of nursing hours per resident, this place also did not fare as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in determining our nursing grades. We looked at the percent of patients sustaining pressure ulcers and major falls. This place had more pressure ulcers and falls than the average nursing home.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Sadly, we gave this facility an F for its short-term care grade. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This wasn't a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 40.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, about half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final category we looked at was long-term care. This nursing home was given a rock bottom grade of F in this area. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.48 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Westfield Quality Care of Aurora Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Westfield Quality Care of Aurora, 5.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This measures the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Westfield Quality Care of Aurora, 4.9% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents which had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Westfield Quality Care of Aurora, 3.74% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Westfield Quality Care of Aurora, 17.84% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Westfield Quality Care of Aurora, 19.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Westfield Quality Care of Aurora, 4.13% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Westfield Quality Care of Aurora, 93.24% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Westfield Quality Care of Aurora, 15.12% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Westfield Quality Care of Aurora, 21.01% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Westfield Quality Care of Aurora, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Westfield Quality Care of Aurora, 21.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.42 miles away1423 Seventh St Aurora Nebraska 68818Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 694-3171
  • Henderson Health Care ServicesCritical Access Hospitals 12.47 miles away1621 Front Street Henderson Nebraska 68371Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 723-4512
  • Merrick Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 16.41 miles away1715 26th St Central City Nebraska 68826Government - Local(308) 946-3015
  • Chi Health St FrancisAcute Care Hospitals 18.88 miles away2620 West Faidley Ave Grand Island Nebraska 68803Voluntary non-profit - Church(308) 384-4600

Nearby Dialysis

  • Grand Island Dialysis16.94 miles away203 East Stolley Park Road Suite G Grand Island Nebraska 68801Dialysis Stations: 12 (308) 384-4067
  • Fmc - Grand Island19.63 miles away3516 Richmond Circle Grand Island Nebraska 68803Dialysis Stations: 17 (308) 384-9600

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