Eureka Nursing Center is a small nursing home located in Eureka, Kansas. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. This facility definitely has plenty working in its favor. This place was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Eureka Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this place an A for the area of inspections. Inspection grades are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so favorably is that it received a very impressive long-term care score. Indeed, long-term care turned out to be its second highest category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is significantly higher 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. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also was awarded favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we awarded them one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of B. Short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
The last category we assessed is nursing. In this category, we gave this nursing home an acceptable grade of B-. This turned out to be this facility's worst area. We weighed the licensure of nurses at the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses were with patients, in determining our rating in this category. This place averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is well below average. Finally, our nursing ratings also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its residents.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eureka Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eureka Nursing Center, 6.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eureka Nursing Center, 5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eureka Nursing Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eureka Nursing Center, 18.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eureka Nursing Center, 22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eureka Nursing Center, 5.66% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eureka Nursing Center, 91.03% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eureka Nursing Center, 16.97% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eureka Nursing Center, 17% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who retained mobility levels.
In Eureka Nursing Center, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eureka Nursing Center, 17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Eureka Nursing Center, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
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