Diversicare of Council Grove is a small nursing home in Council Grove, Kansas. With an B+ overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the United States. Based on our assessment, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its long-term care rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Diversicare of Council Grove
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home earned even higher grades in the area of long-term care. It earned one of our best grades in that area with an A. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 95.092026 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a life or death condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility doesn't take any chances. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Adding to its impressive profile, this nursing home also performed at a high level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that category with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Our nursing grade consists of quite a few datapoints, but the main consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we graded proved to be this nursing home's weakest category. However, even in its weakest link we still awarded it a decent grade of C in short-term care. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. It doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 3.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Council Grove Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Council Grove, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Council Grove, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Council Grove, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Council Grove, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Council Grove, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Council Grove, 5.92% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Council Grove, 91.42% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Council Grove, 16.92% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Council Grove, 21.25% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Diversicare of Council Grove, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Council Grove, 21.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Council Grove, 10.63 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Council Grove, 74.59% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.