Life Care Center of Elkhorn Nursing Home

20275 HOPPER STREET, Elkhorn, NE, 68022

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February 22, 2017

By Mr . Thimes

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

I want to thank all the staff for being professional in demeanor, supportive, and caring for mother, Virginia, during her stay at your fine center. This covers the care staff, care aides, nurses, therapy members, etc. and also the professionalism of your business staff and the phone operators. Mother really enjoyed your large Christmas Tree by the dining room and the Christmas Celebrations. My last picture of her are by this beautiful Christmas Tree. Thank you so much for the nice memories. When confronted by Susan ( APRN) and the therapy staff about the possible end of Medicare days and taking mother off Medicare, I knew that it was likely that this could be near the end but expected mother to linger for some time. This also was a job well done. When she became less aware, I predicted about 3-4 days more. She rested comfortably with no pain on her final day. For this, I am most grateful. Also, when I requested mother to have the last rights, your staff immediately called St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Father John Norman came over and gave mother the most beautiful last rites ceremony that I have ever heard. Last but not least was that mother had a private room as this was her wish. Again thank you so much. If the time comes, I will highly recommend Life Care Center of Elkhorn as an outstanding Nursing Community and Therapy Center to consider. Sincerely yours, Dr. Joseph L. Thimes

February 22, 2017

By Annie Carroll

I am/was a resident of this facility

I personally loved all the staff here were very helpful. Especially the CNA's who helped me a lot and they were so friendly, they made me feel at home. The food was good and always what I needed very healthy. Therapy was something I didn't want to go everyday, but I went and tried. Through my therapy I know I have improved. The therapy staff knew what I needed and made it easy for me to be successful. All of the therapist had great attitudes. We had the right equipment when we needed it. I have told others this community is great and would highly recommend it. I felt "healing" here!!!

January 20, 2017

By Mrs. Sempek

I am/was a resident of this facility

The staff at Life Care Center of Elkhorn are so nice, caring, friendly and compassionate. When I first arrived I did not know what to expect. I had great fear of lying down but a Physical Therapist encouraged me to try as they could help me. The therapists pushed me to work hard and have now become my friends. They came to my home to make sure it was safe for me to return when I could. Because of them I am able to get out of bed with out horrible pain. Dining staff was very helpful and would assist with getting what we wanted or needed. Nursing was helpful, kind and attentive. Everyone truly were very kind. I have had a great time visiting with other residents during meals as well! If I would have to do this again I would choose to come back to Life Care of Elkhorn.

December 12, 2016

By Sallys123

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

This is a terrible place. My grandmother's stuff has been stolen almost on a daily basis. Nothing gets done about it. They tell her she is not able to get up to go to the restroom, but when she puts on her light, they take 30 min or so to come. Which then, she has already soiled herself and tells me that they then get upset with her. She was left in the bath tub for over an hour one day and then left on the toilet for over 20min another time. She said she was "being punished" because they washed her hair when they weren't suppose to and my mother had confronted them. The nurse or CNA came in and said "well thanks a lot for getting me in trouble!" They have forgotten to give her insulin on numerous occasions, which she definitely needs.... One of the physical therapists was very pushy with her, demanding she moved faster and that she stand up. When my mother went to a nurse about this, they said it probably didn't happen and that the people there are confused and don't know what they're talking about. Just talking to my grandmother now, I can tell she is deeply depressed. It kills me that people can get away with treating other human beings like this. One day, they will be old and I can only hope they are treated the same way they treat these poor residents.

February 11, 2016

By Completely Satisfied!

I am a friend or relative of resident

I have visited family members at Life Care Center of Elkhorn many many times. Each time I am greeted by friendly caring staff. My family members needs are always meet. They are always clean, hair combed, clothes look nice. I have eaten there several times, found the food to be very tastee. Yes, staff is busy but you can see they all truly care of the residents. I can't say enough wonderful things about the Therapy Dept. They are specially trained to assist residents with Parkinson. I call them the Parkinson experts!! GREAT place

February 07, 2016

By SDMiller

I am a friend or relative of resident

After stay in acute rehab at a local hospital my dad needed to have skilled nursing rehab to finish is rehab before moving to assisted living. The moment we arrived my dad and family were treated very well. It is a scary situation when time comes and you need to place a loved one into a facility for awhile. My dad is continuing PT OT and speech Therapy and the therapist that he has at Life Care Center are top notch. They are very professional, kind and treat my dad so well. He looks forward to his time daily with them. They motivate him to continuing to progress to our goal of assisted living. The nursing care with the nurses and CNA's is very good. Very thorough, kind and treat my dad well. They are busy but do a great job. You can see the kindness shown to other resident as well and make the residents feel comfortable. Family members have eaten with my dad and all found the food good and they have a variety of meals. My mother plans to have hip replacement surgery in the next month and we will be using them for her rehab as well. Our goal is to have my folks in assisted living after rehab. Thanks to the staff at all levels at Life care Center of Elkhorn.for giving my dad a better quality in his life.He is very relaxed there and receives positive support from the Doctor, PA's Nurse practioners, Nurses, CNA's and Therapist. I have been to many nursing homes to visit other family, relation and friends and find this one of the better ones

January 05, 2016

By Honest Answer

I am a friend or relative of resident

Such a shame to see a reputable company who once held high standards fall to such subpar level of care for its employees and patients. Looking like a county run facility with lack of direction, management, staff and cleanliness. We have seen first hand while there with Mother, Nurses and Aides trying desperately to keep their heads above water in attempt to care for patients get held from their duties dealing with disgruntled family members over facility issues. The staff are in tears and turn over is high. Considering placing your own loved one like we did? I highly suggest visiting in evening around 7pm and on the weekends that's when you will see the real deal and how long it takes to answer call lights because of lack of staff. Don't make the mistake we did.

December 31, 2014

By A13

I visited this facility

Tey should be ashamed of themselves; not contacting family when needed , and not giving medicine when the patients needed ! This was ridiculous.

May 17, 2014

By uddasister

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mom was at this facility for a short time. We had her moved because of the following. Within 24 hrs they had put my mom in diapers because they can't answer their call lights in time. My mom does not wear diapers, so as you can imagine it is very demeaning. My mom told me that the aides would come in and turn off her call light and tell her that she was not their patient, and would send her aide. Or they would turn off the call light and tell her it was not their area, and they would send someone. So in other words, for inspection purposes it will look like call lights are answered in a timely manner, when they are only being turned off! When I visited, it was 2:30 in the afternoon and my mom had warm water in her cup. I asked the med aide in the hall where I could get ice. She didn't offer to get any or have anyone do it for me. She directed me across the bldg to an ice machine. Then when I got to it wasn't working. I then went to the nurses station to ask for help, and there was ice and water right behind their station, which was right down the hall from my mom's room! When we first entered this facility to visit we were a bit lost, and nobody asked if they could help us, nobody smiled or even said hello. Upon leaving, we passed nursing staff in the hall, none of them could even smile. This facility was very disappointing, and we removed my mom within a week of her arrival.

April 08, 2014

By resident advocate

I am a friend or relative of resident

I spent a lot of time at this facility. Very disappointing. Luckily I was able to be the advocate for my mother. No real "care plan" was ever addressed. Does anyone know if bath aide truly gives resident a bath? Are nurses too busy to answer call lights when CNA's in another room? Are medicines given out when admitted reviewed at any time? Turn over rate seemed high to me. 5 employees left in our 9 weeks period. Food was less than desirable and served cold at times. Eyes rolled at me when offered a concern. Shift 1 did not know how to answer question from shift 3, general response, "I wasn't on that shift". Not having computers to assemble all info made it hard for nurses to know goings on from other shifts. I would not recommend this facility.

March 31, 2014

By Caring79084150

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The main complaint about Life Care Center was the food wasn't really good. It wasn't kept warm enough, and they didn't have enough servers to serve the people. They got the food over from the main kitchen, which was in the same building, and there's only one person putting the food on the plates. So if you were toward the end of the line, your food wasn't warm anymore. I think the physical therapy part was good. Mom did seem to like the people. I think the dismissal stuff was a little bit flawed because we were told that she would be dismissed on a certain day. We were in a rush to get her ready, and then they said they didn't have the form that she was going to be dismissed. I had spoken to them the day before, and they were able to get all the signatures on there, and we just assumed that was what was going to happen. I would have liked to have known more about what drugs they had Mom on, what was transferred over from the hospital, and later I found out all these things that she was on that there was no reason for her to be on, and I didn't know enough to inquire about that.

May 08, 2012

By 9415

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The nurses were very caring but overworked. Half of the CNAs were very attentive, half getting a paycheck. There were often long waits in response to a call light. Resident in wheelchair taken to meals early and had to wait to be returned to room. Activities director was good, hands on and took a personal interest in the resident.
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  • Medicare Provider Number: 285134
  • Ownership Type: For Profit Corporation
  • Date Certified: 05/01/2017


  • Resident Capacity: 135

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