Colby Operator is a small facility located in Colby, Kansas. This nursing home received an overall rating of F. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Colby. The city has just one other nursing home. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Inspection scores are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to resident safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Despite this deficiency, this was still a relatively positive inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
Remarkably, we awarded this nursing home a C for its short-term care grade, which really isn't too bad of a score. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. In fact, it supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. Our nursing grade features numerous factors. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This place averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, this facility did not perform very well in this category either. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in long-term care, this is about as terrible as it gets. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 96.26168 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colby Operator Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colby Operator, 14.29% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colby Operator, 4.67% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which have had a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colby Operator, 4.12% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents that suffered from a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colby Operator, 9.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colby Operator, 30.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colby Operator, 10.2% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colby Operator, 93.44% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colby Operator, 10.48% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colby Operator, 13.51% of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
In Colby Operator, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colby Operator, 13.51% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.