Country Care is a small nursing home located in Easton, Kansas. With an overall grade of D, this is a subpar facility. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Easton. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home's overall grade, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A-. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Even with this deficiency, this was still a relatively favorable inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility was given its next highest category grade in the category of long-term care. We gave this facility a grade of C in this category, which is a respectable grade. Long-term care grades are essential for people needing non-healthcare services such as personal care. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. We were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated 75.1773 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be significantly below average. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home only received a D for its short-term care rating, which is not an impressive grade. Short-term care grades are often employed to score a nursing home's rehabilitation services In order to offer good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. With its grade in this area, we were not stunned to find that this facility is well below average in terms of the number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the figures we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected here. The last item we looked at in this category is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home.
The final category we analyzed was nursing. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this category, which is a rock bottom score. In determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we look at the number of hours nurses spend with patients as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this place's nurse staffing levels were far below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Country Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Country Care, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Country Care, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who suffered falls leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Country Care, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Country Care, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Country Care, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Country Care, 5.92% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Country Care, 91.42% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Country Care, 16.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Country Care, 21.25% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Country Care, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Country Care, 21.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
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