Flint Hills Care Center is in Emporia, Kansas. The city has a total of 28,492 people. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. You can certainly do worse than this nursing home. This nursing home did not fare well in every category we looked at, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. More information about these categories can be found below.
Flint Hills Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1620 Wheeler Street,
Emporia KS 66801
96% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We gave this nursing home a grade of A- for our long-term care grade. For prospective residents in need of a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. Once we assessed the volume of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 88.59061 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
We also wanted to emphasize this facility's nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an D. When computing a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the number of hours nurses are seeing patients and the levels of training of the nurses. This particular facility averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is well below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is short-term care, which was a weak link for this nursing home. We awarded this facility a grade of D for our short-term care category. In computing our short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is generally a meaningful measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Considering its grade in this area, we were not stunned to find that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the measures we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected here. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Flint Hills Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Flint Hills Care Center, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Flint Hills Care Center, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Flint Hills Care Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Flint Hills Care Center, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Flint Hills Care Center, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Flint Hills Care Center, 5.98% of Patients
This is the percent of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Flint Hills Care Center, 91.04% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Flint Hills Care Center, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Flint Hills Care Center, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility.
In Flint Hills Care Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Flint Hills Care Center, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Flint Hills Care Center, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Flint Hills Care Center, 74.57% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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