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. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category grades. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2020 by Nick Reese
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.
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Aquatic Therapy
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Although we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a B for our inspections category. This score is far better than the facility's 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
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.
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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
The final area we assessed is short-term care, where this facility was given a bottom of the barrel score in this category also. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this category, which is obviously a major disappointment. Short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this place offers significantly less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical facility. The last item we considered in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. This facility 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.
Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 4.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that suffered falls leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 3.7% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 48.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 18.29% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 85.27% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 32.79% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 27.03% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.
In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 27.03% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
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