Diversicare of Hutchinson is a small facility in Hutchinson, Kansas. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the more impressive nursing homes we looked at. A score of this caliber requires high-end marks across the board. We really couldn't find many bad things to say about this place. Its scores are impeccable. If you scroll down, you will see this place's category scores, which are also impressive.
Diversicare of Hutchinson
- 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
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a high-end long-term care score. In fact, this is its second strongest category score. In that category, this facility received a grade of A. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Our nursing rating features several factors. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed is short-term care. We awarded this facility one of our higher scores in this area, with a grade of B. Even though this was not as high as several of its other scores, it is nevertheless an excellent grade. In our short-term care category, we seek to forge a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Hutchinson Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 5.92% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating signs of depression. Many argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 91.42% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 16.92% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 21.25% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 21.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 10.63 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 74.59% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Hutchinson, KS
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Hutchinson, Kansas has 3 other nursing homes
- Hutchinson Regional Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 0.79 miles away1701 E 23rd Avenue Hutchinson Kansas 67502Proprietary(620) 665-2001
- Dialysis Center of Hutchinson0.65 miles away1901 N Waldron Hutchinson Kansas 67502CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (620) 728-0440