Countryside Health Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Topeka, Kansas. This turns out to be a respectable facility, with an overall grade of C. We wanted to point out that Topeka received a city grade of B, so you may wish to look at other options in the city as well. The best part of this place's report card is its exemplary inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Countryside Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Mental Health
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its relatively modest overall score, we gave this facility an A for its inspection grade. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we awarded this nursing home a B in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our more impressive grades. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 81.44928 percent of its residents, which is a bit lower than we expected. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the area of short-term care, this nursing home was given a grade of just D in that category. In the area of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. With its abysmal score in this category, we weren't shocked to find that this nursing home provided substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home. This was quite a bit below average.
The next area we scored is nursing, which is this nursing home's least impressive category. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this category, which is obviously very concerning. There are quite a few subcategories included in this area. Most of these subcategories reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these data points to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Countryside Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Countryside Health Center, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Countryside Health Center, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that sustained a fall which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Countryside Health Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Countryside Health Center, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Countryside Health Center, 5.98% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Countryside Health Center, 91.04% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Countryside Health Center, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Countryside Health Center, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Countryside Health Center, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Topeka, KS
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Topeka, Kansas has 14 other nursing homes
- Stormont Vail HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.01 miles away1500 Sw 10th Avenue Topeka Kansas 66604Voluntary non-profit - Private(785) 354-6121
- University of Kansas Hlth System St Francis CampusAcute Care Hospitals 3.11 miles away1700 Sw 7th Street Topeka Kansas 66606Voluntary non-profit - Church(785) 295-8000
- Fkc - Topeka East2.51 miles away3408 Se 29th Street Topeka Kansas 66605Dialysis Stations: 13 (785) 266-3087
- Topeka Dialysis3.16 miles away634 Sw Mulvane #300 Topeka Kansas 66606CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 50 (785) 234-2277
- Dialysis Specialists of Topeka, Inc.4.61 miles away3931 Gage Center Drive Topeka Kansas 66604Dialysis Stations: 12 (785) 228-8978
- Davita Wanamaker Dialysis7.42 miles away3711 Sw Wanamaker Road Topeka Kansas 66610Dialysis Stations: 24 (785) 273-1824