Dawson Place is a small non-profit nursing home located in Hill City, Kansas. With an overall rating of D, this is a lower end facility. Based on our analysis, this place may not be a great fit for most people. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category is inspections, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Dawson Place has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
While we did not have many favorable things to say about this facility's overall grade, it did receive a somewhat respectable inspection report this year. It received a decent grade in this area with a B-. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, although this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did very well in this metric.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a decent score in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. In determining our short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The last metric we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is a perfectly acceptable grade in this area. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. One of the data points we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 91.666664 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dawson Place Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dawson Place, 6.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dawson Place, 5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dawson Place, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dawson Place, 18.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dawson Place, 22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dawson Place, 5.66% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dawson Place, 91.03% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dawson Place, 16.97% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dawson Place, 17% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Dawson Place, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dawson Place, 17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
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