Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu is a small non-profit nursing home located in Saint Marys, Kansas. This facility is one of the best nursing homes we looked at. Being awarded an A+ in our rating scheme requires superb marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it as one of the top five facilities in Kansas. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category grades, which are equally impressive. You just can't do any better than a straight A report card.
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Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Stroke Recovery
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a great facility overall, it also earned A+ inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly perfect. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this facility an A+. When determining our nursing grades, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning residents more frequently.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given an A+ for its long-term care score. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 96.55173 percent of its patients, which is higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last area, this facility also excelled in our short-term care category. In fact, we gave it an A- in this category. This wrapped up truly elite profile. Short-term care scores are vital for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing. This includes a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 2.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who had falls leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 4.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 7.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used to treat several medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 35.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 7.69% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 98.28% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 24.29% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 19.56% of Residents
This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 19.56% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
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