Lawrence Memorial Hospital Snf
325 Maine Street, Lawrence KS 66044 · (785) 749-6470 · 89.41% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
With an address in Lawrence, Kansas, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Snf is one of four available nursing homes there. It looks like this nursing home is one of the top facilities we found. Receiving an A+ in our rating scheme requires top-notch scores across the board. We also want to point out that this nursing home is based in a hospital. Typically, this indicates that more intensive healthcare services are offered. Headlining this facility's stellar report card is its inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A+. Few facilities fared this well in this category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given strong marks in the area of short-term care. Consequently, it was given one of our highest scores in that category with a grade of A+. Our short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered substantially more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The final metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. It fared as well as just about any nursing home in Kansas in this area with 73.3 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received an A+ for its long-term care grade. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective 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 patients. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We weren't able to track down this facility's vaccination rates. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Switching gears to our next area, this facility also received an A+ nursing score, rendering it one of the few of facilities to achieve straight A+'s. In computing our nursing ratings, we factor in both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provided 8.7 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is among the better totals in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We were very impressed by both of these figures. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any facility in the state in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these data points as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care offered.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Snf Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better