Located in Downs, Kansas, Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center is the lone nursing home we found there. It looks like this is a fine facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a respectable score. This place truly has plenty of good features. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its short-term care rating, which is addressed in the next section.
Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of a strong overall score, this nursing home also earned an impressive short-term care grade. We gave them one of our better grades in that category, with a grade of B+. In calculating these short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to formulate a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. The nursing rating includes a handful of subcategories, but the primary one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving patients even once per day.
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Furthermore, this nursing home also received impressive inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our higher grades in that category, with a B. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed was long-term care, where this facility was given a B. This facility did not turn out to have any real weaknesses. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. One of the data points we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 96.92307 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care residents that developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents who have suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 5.98% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 91.04% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation 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. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 74.57% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements.
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