Eureka Nursing Center is a small nursing home located in Eureka, Kansas. Featuring an overall grade of A-, this facility is one of the better facilities we assessed. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the United States. You also may want to review this nursing home's category grades below. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Eureka Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this nursing home excelled in our long-term care rating. We awarded them a grade of A+ in this area. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Our inspection ratings are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspections. Places that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received a favorable short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that category with a score of B+. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The final area we scored is nursing. This nursing home received an above average nursing grade this year, with a B-. Although this isn't as strong as some of its other category grades, this remains a decent score in this area. We analyzed the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with patients, in determining our rating in this area. This place averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this metric. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning patients more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eureka Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eureka Nursing Center, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eureka Nursing Center, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of long-term care residents that sustained falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eureka Nursing Center, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eureka Nursing Center, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eureka Nursing Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eureka Nursing Center, 5.92% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eureka Nursing Center, 91.42% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eureka Nursing Center, 16.92% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eureka Nursing Center, 21.25% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Eureka Nursing Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eureka Nursing Center, 21.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
- Greenwood County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.42 miles away100 W 16th Street Eureka Kansas 67045Government - Local(620) 583-7451