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. A score in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also strong. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
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. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its 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
We also wanted to note the fact that this facility performed well in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an elite score of A+ in this category. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 97.75281 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Nursing grades are largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning residents more often.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final area, this nursing home also was given a first-rate short-term care score, with a grade of B+. This finished off a very strong report card. Short-term care grades are typically employed to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to provide quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. We were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. We found 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, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients that had falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that have had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this statistic may also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 5.98% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 91.04% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 1.67 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 Community Hospital Onaga Ltcu, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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