Center at Waterfront
1541 North Lindberg Circle, Wichita KS 67206 · (719) 900-1398 · 58.5% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Center at Waterfront is one of 24 options in Wichita, Kansas. It looks like this nursing home is one of the most elite facilities we looked at. A grade of this caliber requires excellent scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the country. If you scroll down, you will see this nursing home's category scores, which are also impressive.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 80 Beds
For profit - Individual
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
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. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. It does not look like we have deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its top-shelf assessments in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our long-term care rating. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Overall this looks like a solid option for long-term care.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of B+. It performed more favorably than most facilities in this area. In determining our short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This category is generally a meaningful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. This place is substantially above the national average in terms of its quantity of both registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients. In fact, it offered approximately 1.5 times as much care per resident from both of these groups of skilled professionals than the average facility provided. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
In the final category we assessed, this nursing home was awarded a very favorable grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this grade, the facility finished off a first-rate profile. We weighed the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses were with residents, in calculating our score in this category. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 4.9 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, of which a significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we found at any facility. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any facility in the country in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these data points as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care being provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Center at Waterfront Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better