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Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center's website

402 S Avenue,
Highland KS 66035

(785) 442-3217

57.5% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center is a small nursing home located in Highland, Kansas. Sporting an overall score of D, this is a well below average nursing home. This is not the worse nursing home we graded, but we would still be very reluctant to recommend it. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although this nursing home's overall score is not a highlight, it actually received a slightly more favorable score in the area of inspections. We awarded it a B- for this area, which is not bad. Our inspection grades are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. In addition to having severe deficiencies, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing grade is mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, nursing grades also consider quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility was awarded its next highest category grade in the category of short-term care. We gave this facility a B- in this area, which is a respectable score. In our short-term care score, we strive to forge a meaningful measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next category we rated is long-term care, which ended up being this facility's weakest category. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in that area. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is an above average datapoint. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term residents which were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 5.92% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may imply worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 91.42% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 16.92% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 21.25% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 21.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Highland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 74.59% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation.