Flint Hills Care Center is in Emporia, Kansas. The city has a total of 28,492 people. It looks like this is a good facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable grade. You could certainly do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
Flint Hills Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home also received an elite long-term care rating. We awarded them one of our higher grades in that area, with a grade of A-. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 88.965515 percent of its residents, which is a few points below what we were hoping for. Clearly, this facility 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 an impressively low number.
Adding to its impressive grades, we gave this nursing home an A- for inspections. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. This wasn't quite on par with some of its other category grades mentioned above. Our nursing rating considers a number of subcategories. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is short-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this area. This is a perfectly acceptable grade in this category. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This category is typically a solid measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below 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, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Flint Hills Care Center, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Flint Hills Care Center, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. However, this datapoint could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Flint Hills Care Center, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Flint Hills Care Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Flint Hills Care Center, 5.92% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Flint Hills Care Center, 91.42% 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, 16.92% Percentage 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, 21.25% Percentage 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, 1.62 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, 21.25 Percentage 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: ER Visits
In Flint Hills Care Center, 10.63 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Flint Hills Care Center, 74.59% Percentage 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.
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