Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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7850 Freeman Avenue,
Kansas City KS 66112

(913) 334-3666

61.42% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute is a large nursing home located in Kansas City, Kansas. With a really poor overall grade of F, this facility didn't fare well in our assessment. Kansas City received a city grade of B-, so there are some other options in the city worth looking at. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was short-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

While this place's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in our short-term care category. In fact, we gave it a B- for that category, which is a decent score. Unfortunately, this was not enough to salvage its otherwise poor profile. Short-term care ratings are critical for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more skilled nursing services. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We were pleased to find that this facility employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. This can't be said for all facilities. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed most facilities in this area with 62 percent of its residents returning home. This really bolstered its score in this area.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Moving on to the area of long-term care, this facility was given just a D in this category. Unfortunately, this wound up being one of its better features. Long-term care scores in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 60.69364 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is quite a few points less than the national average. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.56 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

This nursing home received a lowly F for its inspection score. For facilities that received this bad of an inspection grade, we recommend scrutinizing the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular facility had 3 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a risk to patient safety or health. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The next area we graded was nursing. This nursing home was given a poor grade of F in that category. In computing our nursing ratings, we assess both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is below the national average. Unfortunately, this nursing home also had abysmal marks in some of the quality-based metrics to go along with its weak nursing hour totals. We looked at the percentage of patients suffering pressure ulcers and we were disappointed. This facility was at roughly 1.5 times the national average in this measure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute, 7.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute, 16.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute, 21.94% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute, 5.8% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute, 92.32% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute, 17% Percentage of Patients

This 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 taking medications and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute, 21.37% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute, 21.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute, 10.77 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Big Blue Healthcare, , Dba Riverbend Post Acute, 74.66% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Kansas City, KS

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Kansas City, Kansas has 8 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Providence Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.35 miles away8929 Parallel Parkway Kansas City Kansas 66112Voluntary non-profit - Church(913) 596-4000
  • University of Kansas HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.47 miles away4000 Cambridge Street Kansas City Kansas 66160Government - Hospital District or Authority(913) 588-7332
  • Adventhealth Shawnee MissionAcute Care Hospitals 9.56 miles away9100 W 74th Street Overland Park Kansas 66204Voluntary non-profit - Church(913) 676-2152
  • Childrens Mercy HospitalChildrens 10.22 miles away2401 Gillham Road Kansas City Missouri 64108Voluntary non-profit - Private(816) 234-3000
  • Truman Medical Center Hospital HillAcute Care Hospitals 10.33 miles away2301 Holmes Street Kansas City Missouri 64108Voluntary non-profit - Private(816) 404-1000
  • Saint Lukes North HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.57 miles away5830 N W Barry Road Kansas City Missouri 64154Voluntary non-profit - Private(816) 891-6000
  • St Lukes Hospital of Kansas CityAcute Care Hospitals 10.62 miles away4401 Wornall Road Kansas City Missouri 64111Voluntary non-profit - Private(816) 932-2000
  • North Kansas City HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.46 miles away2800 Clay Edwards Drive Kansas City Missouri 64116Government - Local(816) 691-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Rai - Parallel Parkway - Kansas City Dialysis1.91 miles away6401 Parallel Parkway Kansas City Kansas 66102CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (913) 299-1044
  • Wyandotte County Dialysis, L L C3.73 miles away5001 State Ave Kansas City Kansas 66102CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (913) 287-5724
  • Wyandotte West Dialysis4 miles away11014 Haskell Ave Kansas City Kansas 66109CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (913) 721-9780
  • Wyandotte Central Dialysis4.82 miles away3737 State Avenue # 100 Kansas City Kansas 66102CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (913) 233-0536
  • Davita Mission Dialysis9.23 miles away2852 W 47th Ave Kansas City Kansas 66103Dialysis Stations: 12 (913) 403-1843
  • Penn Valley Dialysis Center9.4 miles away2502 Summit Kansas City Missouri 64108Dialysis Stations: 20 (816) 531-1118
  • Platte Woods Dialysis9.55 miles away7667 Nw Prairie View Rd Kansas City Missouri 64151CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (816) 746-5542
  • Rai - Rainbow Blvd - Westwood9.74 miles away4720 Rainbow Blvd Suite 200 Mission Kansas 66205CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (913) 403-0441

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