Eureka Nursing Center is a small nursing home located in Eureka, Kansas. Featuring an overall grade of B, this facility is a quality option. This place truly has plenty of good features. This place is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Eureka Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
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 Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to this facility's list of strengths, it also was given a very favorable long-term care grade. We awarded them a dominant grade of A in this category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we graded is short-term care, where this nursing home received a C in this category. Short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. It doesn't look like this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Turning to the fourth category, this nursing home was awarded an acceptable nursing grade of C. We assessed the qualifications of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the number of hours those nurses spent with residents, in calculating our score in this area. This place averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is a very low figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. While this place got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did well in this area. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning a resident even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eureka Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eureka Nursing Center, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eureka Nursing Center, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eureka Nursing Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eureka Nursing Center, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eureka Nursing Center, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eureka Nursing Center, 5.98% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eureka Nursing Center, 91.04% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eureka Nursing Center, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eureka Nursing Center, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Eureka Nursing Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eureka Nursing Center, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
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