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Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2020 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Jul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: FSep 20: D
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210 S Vermont Street,
Ransom KS 67572

(785) 731-2231

70.66% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units is a senior living facility in Ransom, Kansas. The city has 456 people. It looks like this facility is a subpar nursing home. A grade of this caliber indicates we found some red flags. We also wanted to point out that this nursing home is based in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive healthcare services are offered. The only positive thing we can say about this place is that it did not receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. More information about its category grades is available below.

Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Government - Hospital district
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Aquatic Therapy

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

While we did not rate this nursing home favorably overall, we want to point out its relatively solid health inspections in recent years. We gave it a B in this area, which was much better than its overall score. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's next best area is long-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This is essentially a middle of the road grade in this area. Our long-term care grade focuses on a nursing home's assistance with daily living rather than the skilled nursing and medical services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated just 74.69879 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Nevertheless, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

We were stunned to find that this nursing home also excelled in the category of nursing. In fact, we awarded it an impressive grade of D for that category, which is one of our best grades. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses were with residents, in determining our score in this category. This facility averaged just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The final area we assessed is short-term care, was this facility's worst category. We awarded this nursing home a D in that category. Our short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. As you might expect, we learned that this place offers substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical nursing home. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 5.92% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 91.42% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 16.92% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 21.25% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 21.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Grisell Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away210 South Vermont Avenue Ransom Kansas 67572Government - Hospital District or Authority(785) 731-2231
  • Ness County Hospital District #2Critical Access Hospitals 12.45 miles away312 Custer Street Ness City Kansas 67560Government - Hospital District or Authority(785) 798-2291