Located in Fowler, Kansas, Fowler Residential Care is the sole nursing home we were able to find in this area. This proved to be an A+ rated facility, which is the top grade that we offer. Based on our analysis, this nursing home is really as good as it gets. Finally, this turned out to be a very consistent nursing home with consistent grades in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Fowler Residential Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home earned near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. When computing a facility's nursing grade, we look at the amount of time nurses spend with patients and the levels of training of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a resident more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next category, we awarded this facility a score of A for its long-term care grade. This is a very impressive rating. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last area, this nursing home also received an excellent short-term care rating, with a grade of A-. This wrapped up an elite profile. In crafting these short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fowler Residential Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fowler Residential Care, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fowler Residential Care, 7.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care residents who suffered a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fowler Residential Care, 5.45% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that have suffered from a UTI. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fowler Residential Care, 31.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fowler Residential Care, 32.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fowler Residential Care, 3.85% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fowler Residential Care, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fowler Residential Care, 35.29% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fowler Residential Care, 17.47% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Fowler Residential Care, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fowler Residential Care, 17.47% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.