Attica Long Term Care Facility is located in Attica, Kansas. It looks like this nursing home is one of the most elite nursing homes we found. A grade of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. You flat out can not do any better than this place. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's remarkable profile is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Attica Long Term Care Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being an elite facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A+. Very few places performed this well in this category. Our inspection ratings are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This first-rate nursing home also fared very well in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A+. Only a small group of nursing homes performed better in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 96 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the final category, this nursing home was given a high-end short-term care score. While this was not nearly as impressive as a few of its other scores, this is nevertheless one of the better grades a facility can receive. Short-term care grades are commonly used to assess a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Attica Long Term Care Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Attica Long Term Care Facility, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Attica Long Term Care Facility, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Attica Long Term Care Facility, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Attica Long Term Care Facility, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Attica Long Term Care Facility, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Attica Long Term Care Facility, 5.92% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Attica Long Term Care Facility, 91.42% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Attica Long Term Care Facility, 16.92% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many believe that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Attica Long Term Care Facility, 21.25% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Attica Long Term Care Facility, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Attica Long Term Care Facility, 21.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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