Bethesda Home is a senior living facility in Goessel, Kansas, which has a total of 539 people. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percent of all facilities in the United States. Based on the data we reviewed, you can not go wrong with this place. If you scroll down, you will see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also strong.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 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
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we gave this facility an A+. The nursing category analyzes a handful of factors, many of which are based on nursing hours. This nursing home averages 0.5 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 frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a of A+ for its long-term care grade. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 94.85294 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was short-term care, in which this nursing home received a grade of B. Even though this ended up being its worst category rating, this is still an impressive score. In determining our short-term care grades, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This score is often a reliable assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethesda Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethesda Home, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents that have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethesda Home, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents that experienced falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethesda Home, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethesda Home, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethesda Home, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethesda Home, 5.92% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethesda Home, 91.42% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
In Bethesda Home, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
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