Bethel Home is a small non-profit nursing home located in Montezuma, Kansas. Featuring an overall score of A, this nursing home is among the highest-graded facilities we looked at. Based on all of the relevant data, you can not go wrong with this place. This nursing home was also given impressive ratings in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
- 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 - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection scores are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing grades are largely tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Kansas in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning a patient more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also want to point out the fact that this facility was given an impressive score of A in our long-term care category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 97.05882 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth area we analyzed was short-term care, where this facility received a B+. This topped off a very favorable report card. Only a select few facilities received a B+ or higher in each of our categories. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be more important for folks requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethel Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethel Home, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of long-term patients who have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethel Home, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of long-term patients who experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethel Home, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethel Home, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethel Home, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethel Home, 5.98% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethel Home, 91.04% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethel Home, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethel Home, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Bethel Home, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethel Home, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.