Diversicare of Hutchinson is a small facility in Hutchinson, Kansas. This is a fine nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very good score. Based on all of the relevant data, you can do much worse than this place. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
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Diversicare of Hutchinson
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- 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
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a quality overall score as described above, but we especially want to emphasize its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave it an impressive grade of A in this area. Inspection ratings are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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
Among this facility's other accomplishments is its superb long-term care grade. It received one of our strongest grades in that area, with a score of A-. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 90.09901 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat less than we expected but still a decent figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a favorable short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B in this area. In our short-term care rating, we try to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
The next category we looked at is nursing, in which this facility was given a C. This is this nursing home's least impressive area. This is still not the end of the world. Nursing scores are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Hutchinson Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 14.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 5.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that experienced a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 8.97% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 10.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 7.07% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 92.97% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 15.09% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 19.26% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 19.26% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 8.56% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Hutchinson, 83.15% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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