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Anderson County Hospital Ltcu

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-Jul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: A
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421 S Maple Street PO Box 309,
Garnett KS 66032

(785) -44-8-31

63.33% estimated occupancy 1

Anderson County Hospital Ltcu is a small hospital-based facility in Garnett, Kansas. Sporting an overall rating of A, this facility is ranked among the most elite facilities we found. This is just about as good of a nursing home as you'll find. As you can find below, this nursing home performed just as well in our category ratings. In fact, we gave it straight A's!

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. In addition to looking at the impressive level of care provided by aids and other staff at this facility, we also were impressed by the facility's record for vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 1.61 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an A+. We analyzed the qualifications of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours the nurses worked with patients, in determining our rating in this category. This nursing home offers an extremely impressive 5.5 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is among the higher totals in the country. Finally, this facility also excelled in several quality measures we looked at. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Kansas in this category.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our inspection ratings are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Turning to our next category, this nursing home also performed well in the short-term care category. We gave it an A- in that area. This rounded out a straight A profile. Our short-term care grades are likely most critical for folks in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Anderson County Hospital Ltcu Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Anderson County Hospital Ltcu, 7.19% 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: D

In Anderson County Hospital Ltcu, 5.13% 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: D

In Anderson County Hospital Ltcu, 3.69% 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: A-minus

In Anderson County Hospital Ltcu, 16.86% 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: A

In Anderson County Hospital Ltcu, 21.94% 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: D

In Anderson County Hospital Ltcu, 5.8% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Anderson County Hospital Ltcu, 92.32% 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 Anderson County Hospital Ltcu, 17% 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: B

In Anderson County Hospital Ltcu, 21.37% 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: D

In Anderson County Hospital Ltcu, 1.62 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: B

In Anderson County Hospital Ltcu, 21.37 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.