Legacy on 10th Avenue is a small facility located in Topeka, Kansas. With an overall grade of C, this is likely a middle of the road facility. We wanted to point out that Topeka received a city grade of B, so you may wish to consider other options in the city as well. The best part of this facility's profile was is its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Legacy on 10th Avenue
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2015 Se 10th Avenue,
Topeka KS 66607
95.33% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection ratings are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category is long-term care. We awarded it a B- in this area. This is essentially a middle of the road grade in this area. In calculating our long-term care ratings, we look at the personal care offered to the nursing home's patients. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is better than the average nursing home. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. While it had 1.74 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than most nursing homes since it had more complicated patients.
Does this page answer your questions about Legacy on 10th Avenue?
The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. Our nursing grade is based on quite a few factors, but the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides only 2.6 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a somewhat alarming figure which is well below average. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. While this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this statistic. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning residents at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed was short-term care, which ended up being a weak link for this nursing home. We awarded this nursing home a grade of just D in the area of short-term care. Our short-term care scores are presumably more critical for residents needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. With its poor score in this area, we were not stunned to discover that this place offered far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Legacy on 10th Avenue Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Legacy on 10th Avenue, 7.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Legacy on 10th Avenue, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Legacy on 10th Avenue, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Legacy on 10th Avenue, 16.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Legacy on 10th Avenue, 21.94% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Legacy on 10th Avenue, 5.8% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Legacy on 10th Avenue, 92.32% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Legacy on 10th Avenue, 17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Legacy on 10th Avenue, 21.37% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Legacy on 10th Avenue, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Legacy on 10th Avenue, 21.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Legacy on 10th Avenue, 10.77 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Topeka, KS
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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