Bethel Health Care Center is a small non-profit nursing home located in North Newton, Kansas. This nursing home turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a very elite grade. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 100 nursing homes in Kansas. This is an impressive feat in a state with a long list of elite facilities. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category scores, which also impressed us. You really can't do much better than a straight A report card.
Bethel Health Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
3000 Ivy Drive,
North Newton KS 67117
92.83% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home earned an A+ inspection rating. This is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can offer a facility. Inspection grades are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provided 4.6 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This was one of the highest figures we found. Furthermore, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. With under five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared as well as any place the country in this category.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next area, we awarded this facility a score of A- for its short-term care grade. This is a very impressive grade. Our short-term care ratings are probably more meaningful for people needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. This facility is above the national average both in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its patients. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is long-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of A-. This rounded out a very impressive report card. Only a select few nursing homes received an A- or better in all four categories. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. This nursing home's vaccination records lagged a bit behind a few of the other data points in this category, such as its nursing hours. It provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 90.666664 percent of its residents. We would like to see some improvement in this area next year. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.26 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethel Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethel Health Care Center, 7.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethel Health Care Center, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethel Health Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethel Health Care Center, 16.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethel Health Care Center, 21.94% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethel Health Care Center, 5.8% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethel Health Care Center, 92.32% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethel Health Care Center, 17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethel Health Care Center, 21.37% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Bethel Health Care Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethel Health Care Center, 21.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.