Bethel Health Care Center is located in North Newton, Kansas. This city has a total of 1,769 people. This facility is among the most impressive nursing homes we looked at. A grade in this range requires top-notch scores across the board. We really couldn't find many negative things to say about this nursing home. Its ratings are as good as they get. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section.
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Bethel Health Care Center
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- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with a strong overall grade, we gave this place a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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.
Short-term Care Quality
On the list of its many high-end grades, this nursing home received a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in this area. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is more often than not a solid assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Our nursing score includes quite a few components, most of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning patients more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded an A-. This finished off a very impressive report card. Only a select few facilities received an A- or better in in each area we assessed. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 92.85714 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is a bit below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization 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, 5.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethel Health Care Center, 7.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethel Health Care Center, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethel Health Care Center, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethel Health Care Center, 26.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethel Health Care Center, 2.93% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethel Health Care Center, 95.52% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethel Health Care Center, 25.56% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethel Health Care Center, 25.4% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Bethel Health Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethel Health Care Center, 25.4% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bethel Health Care Center, 9.38% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bethel Health Care Center, 93.11% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.