Legend Healthcare is an average-sized nursing home located in Tonganoxie, Kansas. With an overall grade of D, this is a subpar facility. Based on our assessment, this place likely isn't a great fit for most people. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection grade. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
1010 East Street,
Tonganoxie KS 66086
78.66% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a B for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded an impressive long-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded them a grade of B in this area, which is one of our better. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this nursing home had 3.26 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. While this admittedly wasn't as strong as most of its other scores in this area, this number can be skewed for some facilities based on the medical complexity of patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the area of short-term care, this nursing home received just a D in this area. In our short-term care rating, we attempt to create a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Based on its score in this category, we were not stunned to learn that this nursing home is well below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the figures we assessed. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This was not a strength either for this place. We found that just 47.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most facilities, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is below average.
The next area we looked at was nursing, is this nursing home's weakest area. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in that category. Our nursing score is based on several components, but the primary one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This place offered a meager 3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is well below average. Unfortunately, this nursing home also had terrible scores in some of the quality-based metrics to pair with its weak nursing hours. We looked at the percent of patients sustaining pressure ulcers and we were quite disappointed. This nursing home was at roughly 1.5 times the national average in this statistic. This is a bad sign in light of the fact that so many pressure ulcers are preventable with better nursing care. This statistic helped pull down this nursing home's nursing score significantly.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Legend Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Legend Healthcare, 7.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Legend Healthcare, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients which have suffered a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Legend Healthcare, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Legend Healthcare, 16.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Legend Healthcare, 21.94% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Legend Healthcare, 5.8% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Legend Healthcare, 92.32% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Legend Healthcare, 17% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Legend Healthcare, 21.37% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Legend Healthcare, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Legend Healthcare, 21.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Legend Healthcare, 10.77 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Legend Healthcare, 74.66% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
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