BLUE VALLEY LUTHERAN CARE HOME

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

BLUE VALLEY LUTHERAN CARE HOME
P O BOX 166, 755 SOUTH 3RD STREET
HEBRON, NE 68370
(402) 768-3930

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

91%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 58
  • Certified Beds: 64

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Non Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Rating Details For Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours21 Minutes49 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours39 Minutes39 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 56 Minutes2 Hours and 43 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours60 Minutes1 Hour and 28 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 56 Minutes4 Hours and 11 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Nebraska are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityNebraska Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%94%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%93%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain-4%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores1%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection3%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained11%4%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder68%47%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased7%14%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight-7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious3%19%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse7%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder4%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-3%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 02/03/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/22/2009

Quality Care

Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/20/2009
Make Sure That Residents with Reduced Range of Motion Get Proper Treatment and Services to Increase Range of Motion.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/05/2009
Give or Get Special Rehabilitation if in the Patient's Plan of Care.
  • Inspection Date: 01/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/28/2010

Resident Rights

Keep Each Resident's Personal and Medical Records Private and Confidential.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/20/2009

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 01/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/28/2010
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Complaint Filed: 02/03/2011
  • Correction Date: 02/28/2011

Pharmacy Service

1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Complaint Filed: 01/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/28/2010

Quality Care

Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Complaint Filed: 01/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/28/2010
Make Sure That Residents with Reduced Range of Motion Get Proper Treatment and Services to Increase Range of Motion.
  • Complaint Filed: 01/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/28/2010

Resident Assessment

Make Sure All Assessments Are Accurate, Coordinated by an Rn, Done by the Right Professional, and Are Signed by the Person Completing Them.
  • Complaint Filed: 01/14/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/28/2010

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 02/09/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 12/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2009
Portable Fire Extinguishers.
  • Inspection Date: 01/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/20/2010

Building Service Equipment

Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 12/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2009
Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 02/09/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/11/2011

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridors That Are Separated from Common Areas by Walls Constructed to Limit the Passage of Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 12/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2009
Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 12/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2009
Corridors That Are Separated from Common Areas by Walls Constructed to Limit the Passage of Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 01/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/19/2010

Electrical

Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 12/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2009
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 12/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2009
Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 02/09/2011
  • Correction Date: 02/24/2011

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 12/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2009
Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 01/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/24/2010

Exits and Egress

Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 12/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2009

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 12/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2009
A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 01/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/19/2010

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 12/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2009
Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 01/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/19/2010

Illumination and Emergency Power

Properly Located and Lighted "Exit" Signs.
  • Inspection Date: 12/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2009
Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 01/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/24/2010
Properly Located and Lighted "Exit" Signs.
  • Inspection Date: 01/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/19/2010
Proper Backup Exit Lighting.
  • Inspection Date: 02/09/2011
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2011
Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 02/09/2011
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2011

Miscellaneous

Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 01/19/2010
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2010

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Walls or Barriers That Prevent Smoke from Passing Through and Would Resist Fire for at Least One Hour.
  • Inspection Date: 12/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2009

Vertical Openings

Exit Doors That Are Held Open by Devices That Will Automatically Close on the Activation of a Fire Alarm or Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 12/11/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/11/2009
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Health and Human Services of Nebraska - Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division - Retrieved 2011