With an address in Salina, Kansas, Legacy at Salina is one of six available nursing homes in this city. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A score in this range requires respectable scores in most areas. This place truly has plenty going for it. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Legacy at Salina
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
623 S 3rd Street,
Salina KS 67401
80% estimated occupancy 1
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To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Among this facility's other strengths is its elite nursing grade. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A-. Nursing grades are largely associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place excelled in these areas, with excellent scores for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed is short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This place performed decently in this area, with 49.1 percent of its residents returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed is long-term care. For that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. Our long-term care scores are more important for individuals needing more traditional services associated with personal care. One of the criteria we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.24561 percent of its residents. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 1.26 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a much better hospitalization rate than most nursing homes.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Legacy at Salina Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Legacy at Salina, 7.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Legacy at Salina, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Legacy at Salina, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Legacy at Salina, 16.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Legacy at Salina, 21.94% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Legacy at Salina, 5.8% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Legacy at Salina, 92.32% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Legacy at Salina, 17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Legacy at Salina, 21.37% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Legacy at Salina, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Legacy at Salina, 21.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Legacy at Salina, 10.77 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Legacy at Salina, 74.66% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Salina, KS
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Salina, Kansas has 5 other nursing homes
- Salina Regional Health CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.36 miles away400 South Santa Fe Avenue Salina Kansas 67401Voluntary non-profit - Private(785) 452-7000
- Lindsborg Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.18 miles away605 W Lincoln Street Lindsborg Kansas 67456Voluntary non-profit - Private(785) 227-3308
- Fmc - Salina0.78 miles away700 E. Iron Salina Kansas 67402CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (785) 823-6460