Country Care is a small nursing home located in Easton, Kansas. With an overall grade of D, this is a subpar facility. This place has very little going for it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection rating. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category grades
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- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this facility's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually received a very good grade in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for that category, which is one of our better scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. 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 nursing home still received a relatively positive inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category is long-term care, but even there it earned just a D in that category. This still happens to be a well below average grade. Long-term care ratings in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 71.6312 percent of its patients. This is pretty significantly lower than what we were hoping for. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best score in this category.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of short-term care, this facility was given a grade of just D in this category. In our short-term care score, we seek to create a fair gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Based on its score in this area, we were not surprised to learn that this facility is well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we looked at. Frankly, this was what we expected here. Finally, we considered the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
The next category we looked at was nursing, in which this nursing home was given a poor grade in this area also. It received an abysmal F for this category, which is definitely very concerning. The nursing rating considers a host of subcategories. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This statistic is quite a bit below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Country Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Country Care, 6.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who have pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Country Care, 5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Country Care, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Country Care, 18.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Country Care, 22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Country Care, 5.66% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Country Care, 91.03% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Country Care, 16.97% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Country Care, 17% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Country Care, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Country Care, 17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Country Care, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Country Care, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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