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.
Fowler Residential Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this 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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Amazingly, we also awarded this nursing home yet another A+ in the area of inspections. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed was short-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of A-. This finished off a very favorable profile. Few facilities earned an A- or better in every category. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility'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, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fowler Residential Care, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fowler Residential Care, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients who experienced a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fowler Residential Care, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fowler Residential Care, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fowler Residential Care, 5.98% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fowler Residential Care, 91.04% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fowler Residential Care, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fowler Residential Care, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fowler Residential Care, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.