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.
Bethel Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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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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 0.4 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 90 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is a bit below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively 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, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is 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 . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethel Health Care Center, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients which had a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethel Health Care Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethel Health Care Center, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethel Health Care Center, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethel Health Care Center, 5.98% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethel Health Care Center, 91.04% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethel Health Care Center, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethel Health Care Center, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Bethel Health Care Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethel Health Care Center, 19.61 Percentage 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.