Prairie Senior at Citizens Health is a small hospital-based facility in Colby, Kansas. This is an A rated facility. This facility was given one of the best grades we offer. A grade in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. We rated this facility as one of the top 100 nursing homes in Kansas, which is a distinguished list. One of the major highlights of this facility's remarkable profile is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Prairie Senior at Citizens Health
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has 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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Best Nursing Home in Colby, Kansas Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Colby, Kansas Awards 2021
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On top of receiving a quality overall grade, this facility also earned excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our best scores in that category, with an A. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies 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
This nursing home also received a impressive long-term care score. Indeed, this turned out to be its second most impressive category grade. In that area, this facility received a grade of A. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. The nursing rating includes many factors, many of which are based on nursing hours. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we graded is short-term care, where this facility was given an A-. This wrapped up an elite profile. Few nursing homes received an A- or higher in every category. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ 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 nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Prairie Senior at Citizens Health Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Prairie Senior at Citizens Health, 6.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Prairie Senior at Citizens Health, 5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents which have had a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Prairie Senior at Citizens Health, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which have had a UTI. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Prairie Senior at Citizens Health, 18.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Prairie Senior at Citizens Health, 22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Prairie Senior at Citizens Health, 5.66% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Prairie Senior at Citizens Health, 91.03% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Prairie Senior at Citizens Health, 16.97% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Prairie Senior at Citizens Health, 17% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Prairie Senior at Citizens Health, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Prairie Senior at Citizens Health, 17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Prairie Senior at Citizens Health, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.