Gove County Medical Center Ltcu is a small hospital-based nursing home located in Quinter, Kansas. It looks like this nursing home is one of the higher-rated facilities we looked at. A grade in this range requires very strong scores across the board. You really can not do any better than this place. As you can see below, this place performed just as well in our category grades. We gave it a straight A report card!
Gove County Medical Center Ltcu
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with a great overall score, we gave this nursing home an A- for inspections. Our inspection ratings are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection 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 government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a top-shelf short-term care score. This actually is this nursing home's second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A-. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also excelled in the area of long-term care, where it received a score of A-. Few facilities performed better in this area. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 89.81482 percent of its residents. This is slightly less than we expected. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The fourth area we rated is nursing, where this facility received an A-. This finished off a very strong profile. Few nursing homes earned an A- or better in every single category. Our nursing score assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gove County Medical Center Ltcu Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gove County Medical Center Ltcu, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gove County Medical Center Ltcu, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gove County Medical Center Ltcu, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gove County Medical Center Ltcu, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gove County Medical Center Ltcu, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gove County Medical Center Ltcu, 5.92% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gove County Medical Center Ltcu, 91.42% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gove County Medical Center Ltcu, 16.92% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gove County Medical Center Ltcu, 21.25% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Gove County Medical Center Ltcu, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gove County Medical Center Ltcu, 21.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
- Gove County Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away520 West 5th Street Quinter Kansas 67752Voluntary non-profit - Other(785) 754-3341