Buhler Sunshine Home is located in Buhler, Kansas. This facility is ranked among the best nursing homes we found. A score of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. We simply can not say enough great things about this nursing home. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category ratings, which look to be equally strong as its overall score.
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Buhler Sunshine Home
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient 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
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Our inspection grades are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home received strong marks in the category of long-term care. As a result, it received one of our most impressive scores in that category with a grade of A+. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 90.804596 percent of its residents. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth area we scored was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of A-. This completed a first-rate report card. Few facilities earned an A- or better in each of our categories. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Buhler Sunshine Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 6.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 18.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 5.66% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 91.03% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 16.97% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 17% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is critical to residents' mental and physical health.
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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