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Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2020 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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: F
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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. With a bottom of the barrel overall grade of F, this facility didn't fare well in our assessment. We also wanted to point out that this nursing home is based in a hospital. Typically, this indicates that more intensive medical services are available. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.

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

Although this facility's overall grade was terrible, it actually performed well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B for that area, which is one of our better scores. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. It is typically best to avoid places that had a long list of deficiencies. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This facility also didn't fare terribly in the area of long-term care. In fact, we gave it a grade of C in that area, which wound up being among its higher grades. Our long-term care grade assesses a nursing home's personal care instead of the highly skilled nursing and healthcare services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home administered the vaccine to only 74.69879 percent of its patients. 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: F

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.

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

Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 7.05% 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

Grade: C

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 5.14% 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

Grade: C

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 3.56% 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

Grade: B-plus

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 17.24% 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

Grade: F

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 22.38% 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

Grade: D

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 5.98% 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

Grade: D

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 91.04% 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

Grade: F

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 16.84% Percentage 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

Grade: A

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 19.61% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.


Grade: A

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 1.67 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

Grade: D

In Grisell Memorial Hospital Long-Term Care Units, 19.61 Percentage 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.

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