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Blue Hill Care Center of Blue Hill, Nebraska

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Blue Hill Care Center
Blue Hill Care Center
P O Box 156, 414 North Wilson
Blue Hill, NE 68930
(402) 756-2080

Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill, Nebraska is a smaller for profit run nursing home providing extended-stay and skilled nursing care to seniors. It has room for a total of 62 residents and currently is home to 39 lives. For information about pricing and availability fill out the short form to the right and a caring person will contact you as soon as possible. Selecting a home for your family member is a very personal process, each prospective resident is evaluated to determine their specific desires and needs.

Nursing homes are also known as skilled nursing communities and rehabilitation centers. They are for seniors living with long-term care needs, including nursing and rehabilitation services. Talented caregivers provide long-term help with medicine, hygiene, dressing and living a full life. Residents can enjoy their days here. The sincere staff at Blue Hill Care Center strives to make each senior's day a special one. This property is fully sprinklered.

Blue Hill Care Center has received 1 star from Medicare and has an Amy's Nursing Homes Score or 1 which is lower than the average Amy's Nursing Home Score in the state of Nebraska.

Residents can pay by cash, insurance or Medicare and Medicaid. Blue Hill Care Center is not located within a hospital. They provide resident and family counseling services. The average cost for nursing homes in Blue Hill is $5,967 which is below the average national average of $6,464.

Quality Reviews for Blue Hill Care Center

Most elderly people want to defer the decision to move into a nursing home, preferring to live self-reliantly for as long as possible. However, in some cases this may not be possible. When your loved one has difficulty performing functions of daily living such as preparing his/her meals, laundry or bathing, it may be tim0e to consider the move to a nursing home. Making the decision on which nursing home to choose can be stressful for the resident and family alike. Not all nursing homes are created equal and the level of service offered at each facility varies greatly. When choosing a nursing home there are several factors to consider and it is best to be as informed as possible when finalizing your decision. One way to do this is to understand Amy’s Nursing Homes system of rating nursing homes.

One determination of the quality of a nursing home is the number of hours that nurses spend with each resident each day. At Blue Hill Care Center registered nurses spend an average of 0.29 hours a day attending to each loved one, while all licensed staff spend an average of 1.07 hours a day.

Each nursing home we review receives a star rating that correlates to a score from our reviews. The more stars the higher the score. A nursing home can receive a maximum of five stars.

Nursing homes that receive a 5 star rating are exceptional. Only one third of nursing homes in each state receive this highest ranking. Conversely, about a third of the nursing homes in each state receive only a single star. You can search for more ratings for nursing homes like Blue Hill Care Center

Amy's Nursing Home Score for Blue Hill Care Center is 1 out of 5 stars.

State Ratings for Blue Hill Care Center
Overall Rating is 1 out of 5 stars
Nursing Staff Rating is 1 out of 5 stars
Registered Nurses Rating is 1 out of 5 stars
Quality Measures Rating is 2 out of 5 stars
Health Inspection Rating is 1 out of 5 stars

State Inspections for Blue Hill Care Center

Amy's Nursing Homes tracks nursing home inspections. Every state has requirements that entail that each nursing home is inspected by a state representative every 9 to 15 months in order to renew the nursing home’s license. These inspections are unscheduled and the staff of the nursing home is not notified of the inspection until the inspector walks in the door. This surprise element is to ensure that the inspection gets a true sample of the day-to-day operations of the nursing home. The results from these inspections are open to the public and every nursing home is required by law to post its most recent state inspection results. Some of the areas that the inspection assesses are quality of care, staffing, and general cleanliness of the nursing home. Nursing homes like Blue Hill Care Center must demonstrate compliance with standards of patient care as set forth by the federal government. If the nursing home is found to be non-compliant to the standards, a violation is issued to that nursing home. Every violation is assessed by the state inspectors and is classified by the number of residents that were affected by the violation and how deeply the residents were impacted.

What were the details of the violations from state inspections for Blue Hill Care Center?

Category Description Scope Type of Harm
Environmental Deficiencies Make sure that the nursing home area is free of dangers that cause accidents. Isolated Immediate Jeopardy
Environmental Deficiencies Make sure that the nursing home area is free of dangers that cause accidents. Isolated Minimal
Environmental Deficiencies Make sure that the nursing home area is free of dangers that cause accidents. Pattern Immediate Jeopardy
Mistreatment Deficiencies 1) Hire only people who have no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Isolated Minimal
Mistreatment Deficiencies 1) Hire only people who have no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Pattern Minimal
Quality Care Deficiencies Give each resident care and services to get or keep the highest quality of life possible. Isolated Minimal

Important Health Survey for Blue Hill Care Center

Nursing homes like Blue Hill Care Center offer 24 hour supervision and nursing care in a structured environment where the patient resides permanently. Generally the nursing home provides a place to live, prepared meals, recreational activities and assistance with day-to-day activities such as bathing, dressing, exercising, using the bathroom, etc. Most nursing home residents are age 75 years or older and most need help with at least three of above mentioned activities. Depending on the type of nursing home the level of care can range from general supervision to highly trained nursing such as would be found in a hospital. Some nursing homes specialize in caring for patients with specific requirements such as Alzheimer’s disease. If your loved one is suffering from a specific ailment, you may find a nursing home that specializes in given care to that type of patient.

Each state conducts surveys covering important aspects of the resident’s health. Below are the most recent results of the survey for Blue Hill Care Center.

Description Percent
Long-stay residents given influenza vaccination during the flu season 90+%
Long-stay residents who are more depressed or anxious 11%
Long-stay residents who had a urinary tract infection 14%
Long-stay residents who have moderate to severe pain 6%
Long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 6%
Long-stay residents who lose too much weight 9%
Long-stay residents who spend most of their time in bed or in a chair 0%
Long-stay residents who were assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination 90+%
Long-stay residents who were physically restrained 0%
Long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 9%

Payment Options for Blue Hill Care Center

There are many different types of nursing homes and some go by different names such as long term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities and sub-acute facilities. Another difference between nursing homes is that they can choose individually whether to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs. If you are relying primarily on Medicare to help pay for the expense of a nursing home, you will need to verify that the facility you are considering does participate in this program. Another word of consideration is that if the patient is no longer using Medicare as the source of payment, he or she may have to move to another facility.

Generally speaking, there are five types of financing for nursing home care.

1. Out of Pocket or Personal Resources - Only about 25 percent of long-term care is paid for in this manner. The average cost of nursing home room in the US is about $6,464 per month. The average cost for nursing homes near Blue Hill Care Center is $5,967.

2. Private Insurance - More and more insurance companies are offering plans that cover nursing home and home health care for the insured. Of course, the amount of coverage varies from policy to policy.

3. HMO or Managed Care - Under this type of payment, the nursing home is required to be a designated provider of the plan in order to be covered. There are also specific requirements of the patient that vary from plan to plan.

4. Medicaid - This is a type of health insurance meant for low-income individuals and is funded by state and federal sources. If this seems like something you may qualify for you can visit your state’s Medicaid office to find out more information about Medicaid.

5. Medicare - If the nursing home is certified for Medicare, Medicare will pay for a certain period of time in a nursing home. There are also daily requirements that the patient will need to make to be covered under Medicare. The nursing home in which the patient is receiving care is responsible for the assessment of the patient in regards to meeting the Medicare requirements. When the resident no longer meets the requirements, he or she may need to move to another nursing home facility.

At Blue Hill Care Center residents can typically pay by cash, insurance or Medicare and Medicaid.

Location, Location, Location

One of your most important considerations is the location of the property. Will it be easy for you, other family members and friends to visit your loved one? Is it easy to get to stores, events and churches?

More so than most people, seniors love to know the weather, and their lives are ofen affected by it. Blue Hill, Nebraska is in Webster County sitting at an elevation of 1,974 feet.

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There are often many things to do in and around Blue Hill.

Blue Hill, NE

Tips on Researching Potential Nursing Homes

Deciding on a nursing home that will care for your loved one is understandably a major and stressful decision for the entire family. We at Amy’s Nursing Homes recommend that you decide what your specific expectations are in advance of visiting Blue Hill Care Center. This will help you to be a less overwhelmed by the process. Take into account what is important to not only you, but the resident and other important family members when making your list of requirements. Once you have narrowed your list of possible nursing homes to a manageable amount, remember that you will find out more about any facility with an in-person visit. A visit will give you the opportunity to meet the staff and to get a “feel” for the day-to-day environment of the nursing home. Always ask for a tour of the facility and afterwards request to return to the facility for an unescorted tour where you may set your own pace.

There are lots of things you can check on during your visit and questions you can ask. Make a list before you go. Here are some suggestions...

Does the nursing home accept, and are they certified by Medicare or Medicaid?

Are there any areas of specialty care in the nursing home (i.e., Alzheimer’s)?

What level of autonomy do the residents have? For example can they choose their own bed-time and what food they would like to eat?

Does Blue Hill Care Center meet cleanliness requirements?

What is the cost of the facility and what services does that cover?

Can residents continue to see their personal primary care physician?

Are the residents clean, dressed and groomed?

Can residents at Blue Hill Care Center keep personal items in their rooms?

How do the meals smell and look? Is the food nutritious?

Does the environment feel comfortable and relaxing?

Does the property actually feel like a “home”?

We wish you well in finding the best nursing home for your loved one. For more information about Blue Hill Care Center simply fill out the form to the right.

P O Box 156, 414 North Wilson, Blue Hill, NE 68930

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