Flint Hills Care Center is in Emporia, Kansas. The city has a total of 28,492 people. This is a well below average nursing home, with an overall grade of D. This is not the worse facility we graded, but we'd still be very reluctant to recommend it. The only positive thing we can really say about this nursing home is that it did not receive any F's in in any of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
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Flint Hills Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Flint Hills Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this place a poor overall score, we actually gave it a fairly respectable grade in the category of inspections, where it received a B-. This was better than its other category grades. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this nursing home an B-. Nursing scores are primarily tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it scored well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a respectable score in the area of short-term care, with a grade of B-. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our next category, this facility was awarded a B- for long-term care, which is generally a respectable score. In determining our long-term care grades, we quantify the facility's personal care services. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 91.02564 percent of its patients, which is slightly less than we were hoping for. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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, 4.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Flint Hills Care Center, 3.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Flint Hills Care Center, 1.32% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Flint Hills Care Center, 13.16% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which were administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Flint Hills Care Center, 19.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Flint Hills Care Center, 10.53% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Flint Hills Care Center, 93.07% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Flint Hills Care Center, 17.74% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Flint Hills Care Center, 16.21% of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Flint Hills Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Flint Hills Care Center, 16.21% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Flint Hills Care Center, 86.29% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
- Newman Regional HealthCritical Access Hospitals 1.03 miles away1201 West 12th Avenue Emporia Kansas 66801Government - Local(620) 343-6800