Buhler Sunshine Home is a small non-profit facility 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 are also impressive.
Buhler Sunshine Home
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
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 Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving an elite overall score, this nursing home also received an A+ inspection rating. This is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a nursing home. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong resume, this nursing home also was awarded a strong long-term care grade, with a score of A. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 93.92265 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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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-. The nursing rating is based on a number of factors. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth area, this facility also performed well in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ in that category. This rounded out a first-rate report card. Short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Buhler Sunshine Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who have sustained falls which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 5.98% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 91.04% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Buhler Sunshine Home, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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