Aldersgate Village is a nursing home in Topeka, Kansas, which has a population of 163,415 people. This is a quality nursing home with a grade of B+ overall. We were pleased to learn that many of the other nursing homes in Topeka received similar grades. Based on our assessment, you could do much worse than this place. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Blood Administration
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Short-term Care Quality
On top of performing well overall, this facility received even higher grades for short-term care. It earned one of our highest grades in that area with an A. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be most meaningful for patients needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
This nursing home also performed well in inspections. It received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. It received one of our best grades in that category with an A-. Few facilities with an overall grade in this range performed this well in multiple categories. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing grade is based on a number of factors. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next area, this facility was given an acceptable long-term care score. Even though this was not as dominant as some of its other grades, this is still a middle of the pack score. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 91.17647 percent of its patients for pneumonia. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aldersgate Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aldersgate Village, 7.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aldersgate Village, 6.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aldersgate Village, 6.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aldersgate Village, 22.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aldersgate Village, 17.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aldersgate Village, 0.7% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aldersgate Village, 94.39% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aldersgate Village, 24.63% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aldersgate Village, 13.28% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Aldersgate Village, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aldersgate Village, 13.28% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aldersgate Village, 4.55% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Aldersgate Village, 64.16% of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Topeka, KS
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Topeka, Kansas has 5 other nursing homes
- Stormont Vail HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.85 miles away1500 Sw 10th Avenue Topeka Kansas 66604Voluntary non-profit - Private(785) 354-6121
- University of Kansas Hlth System St Francis CampusAcute Care Hospitals 5.98 miles away1700 Sw 7th Street Topeka Kansas 66606Voluntary non-profit - Church(785) 295-8000
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