Located in Atchison, Kansas, Dooley Center is one of just a few available nursing homes in the area. This proved to be a grade A facility, which is a truly elite rating. In fact, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 50 facilities in Kansas. This nursing home also received phenomenal grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Best Nursing Home in Atchison, Kansas Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Atchison, Kansas Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Atchison, Kansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall score, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. 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
Adding to its strong profile, this nursing home also excelled in our long-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that area. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 55.97015 percent of its residents. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing category weighs many components, many of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning patients at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our short-term care rating. This completed a very impressive report card. Short-term care grades are often employed to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dooley Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dooley Center, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents which have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dooley Center, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dooley Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dooley Center, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dooley Center, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dooley Center, 5.98% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dooley Center, 91.04% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dooley Center, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dooley Center, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some believe that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Dooley Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dooley Center, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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