Life Care Center of Andover is one of only two available nursing homes located in Andover, Kansas. With an overall rating of B-, this is likely a solid nursing home. As far as we can see, this nursing home should be a solid choice for quite a few people. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
Life Care Center of Andover
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This facility earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.
We also awarded this facility a favorable grade in nursing. This facility earned a grade of B in this category, which is one of our better grades. Our nursing rating is primarily associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we graded 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 qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 4.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was long-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of C in that category. Long-term care grades are generally used to judge a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a skilled nursing facility. Once we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinated 98.5348 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Andover Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Andover, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Andover, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Andover, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Andover, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Andover, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Andover, 5.92% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Andover, 91.42% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Andover, 16.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Andover, 21.25% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Life Care Center of Andover, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Andover, 21.25 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 Life Care Center of Andover, 10.63 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Andover, 74.59% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.
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