F W Huston Medical Center is a small hospital-based nursing home located in Winchester, Kansas. This facility received an A- overall, which is one of our more impressive grades. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the country. Scroll down to find this facility's category grades, which are also strong. It is hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
F W Huston Medical Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home has received near flawless inspections recently. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was strong in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A. Not many nursing homes fared better in this category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 97.540985 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the senior population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. When calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are with patients as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the final category, this facility received a strong short-term care score. Although this isn't nearly as elite as several of its other category grades, this is nevertheless one of our stronger grades a facility can receive. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. We were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
F W Huston Medical Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In F W Huston Medical Center, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In F W Huston Medical Center, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In F W Huston Medical Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In F W Huston Medical Center, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In F W Huston Medical Center, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In F W Huston Medical Center, 5.98% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In F W Huston Medical Center, 91.04% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In F W Huston Medical Center, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In F W Huston Medical Center, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In F W Huston Medical Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In F W Huston Medical Center, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
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