Apostolic Christian Home is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Sabetha, Kansas. With an B+ overall grade, we rated this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. In our view, this place is a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this facility's impressive report card was its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Apostolic Christian Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
511 Paramount Street,
Sabetha KS 66534
72.44% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this facility fared even better in our inspections category which is based on the nursing home's recent inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for this category, which is one of our best grades. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. A deficiency-free inspection report is definitely the goal.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A-. Our nursing rating is based on many datapoints. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spent with residents. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility truly excelled in the category of short-term care, where it received a score of A-. Few facilities performed more favorably in this area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we assess a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is often a solid measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded is long-term care, in which this facility was given a grade of B-. Although this wound up being its poorest category score, this is still a middle of the pack score. In a long-term care environment, the facility'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 patients. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Apostolic Christian Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Apostolic Christian Home, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Apostolic Christian Home, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Apostolic Christian Home, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Apostolic Christian Home, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Apostolic Christian Home, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Apostolic Christian Home, 5.98% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Apostolic Christian Home, 91.04% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Apostolic Christian Home, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Apostolic Christian Home, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Apostolic Christian Home, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Apostolic Christian Home, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
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