Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center is a small nursing home in Downs, Kansas. It looks like this is a good facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a quality score. This place definitely has plenty working in its favor. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing score, which you can find in the next section.
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Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this facility performed so well overall is it excelled in nursing, with a B+ in that category. It outpaced most facilities in this area. Nursing scores are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Turning to another one of this nursing home's strengths, it also earned a very impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections proved to be one of its best categories. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B+. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we assessed is short-term care. This facility was awarded an above average short-term care score, with a grade of B in this area. With our short-term care assessment, we seek to create a fair gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. 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 considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was long-term care. This facility was awarded an above average long-term care score in our assessment, with a B. This nursing home truly doesn't have any weak areas. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 96.99248 percent of its patients, which is better than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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, 6.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay residents who have suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 18.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who are given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 5.66% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 91.03% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 16.97% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 17% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' well-being.
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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