Galena Nursing & Rehab Center is a small nursing home located in Galena, Kansas. We gave this nursing home an B+ overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all facilities in the United States. This nursing home definitely has plenty going for it. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
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Galena Nursing & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this category. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem 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.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility truly excelled in the category of long-term care, where it received a grade of A. Few facilities performed more favorably in this area. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third area, this nursing home also earned a score of B for its short-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this category. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
The next area we scored is nursing. We awarded this nursing home a decent score in that area, with a C. While this isn't on par with a few of this facility's other scores, it is nevertheless nothing to be ashamed of. When computing a facility's nursing score, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are caring for patients and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this statistic. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving residents more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Galena Nursing & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Galena Nursing & Rehab Center, 12.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents that suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Galena Nursing & Rehab Center, 7.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents that experienced falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Galena Nursing & Rehab Center, 2.52% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Galena Nursing & Rehab Center, 26.32% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Galena Nursing & Rehab Center, 39.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Galena Nursing & Rehab Center, 0% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some believe that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Galena Nursing & Rehab Center, 97.22% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Galena Nursing & Rehab Center, 18.33% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Galena Nursing & Rehab Center, 11.81% of Residents
This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Galena Nursing & Rehab Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Galena Nursing & Rehab Center, 11.81% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Galena Nursing & Rehab Center, 7.5% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Galena Nursing & Rehab Center, 80.16% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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