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Life Care Center of Seneca

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: BNov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: BApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: A-Oct 20: AJan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: AFeb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: B+May 22: B+
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512 Community Drive,
Seneca KS 66538

(785) 336-3528

63.49% estimated occupancy 1

Life Care Center of Seneca is a small nursing home located in Seneca, Kansas. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective patients. As far as we can see, this nursing home is a good fit for most people. This place is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with a strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for our inspection category. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This top-shelf facility also was superb in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A+. Only a small group of nursing homes fared better in this area. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this nursing home had 2.87 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. While this wasn't as impressive as some of its other scores in this area, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to the preexisting medical conditions of residents.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. There are a host of datapoints included in this grade. Most of these criteria reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as good measures of the quality of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next area we graded proved to be this nursing home's weakest category. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still gave it a decent grade of C in short-term care. Our short-term care grades are likely more critical for people needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Finally, we considered the number of patients who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that it performed respectably in this metric with 46.4 percent of its residents returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Life Care Center of Seneca Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Seneca, 7.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Seneca, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that have sustained falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Life Care Center of Seneca, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Seneca, 16.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Seneca, 21.94% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Seneca, 5.8% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Seneca, 92.32% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Seneca, 17% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Seneca, 21.37% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Life Care Center of Seneca, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Seneca, 21.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Seneca, 10.77 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Seneca, 74.66% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Nemaha Valley Community HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.19 miles away1600 Community Dr Seneca Kansas 66538Voluntary non-profit - Private(785) 336-6181

Nearby Dialysis

  • Sabetha Dialysis15.26 miles away106 N 12th St. Sabetha Kansas 66534Dialysis Stations: 10 (785) 284-0100

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