Medicalodges Independence is a small nursing home in Independence, Kansas. Sporting an overall score of B, this facility is a very good choice. This facility definitely has plenty going for it. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
1000 Mulberry, PO Box 627,
Independence KS 67301
85.2% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a quality overall grade as described above, but we especially would like to point out its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave it an impressive grade of A- in this area. Inspection scores are based on many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few relatively minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional strong feature for this facility is that it was given an impressive long-term care grade. In fact, this ended up being its second best category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 15.254237 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be a few points less than we expected but still a respectable figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, we were pleased to find place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. When calculating our nursing grades, we look at both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Kansas in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving residents at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed is short-term care. This nursing home was given a C in this category. Short-term care ratings are critical for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. It does not look like this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Medicalodges Independence Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Medicalodges Independence, 6.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Medicalodges Independence, 5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who experienced falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Medicalodges Independence, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Medicalodges Independence, 18.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Medicalodges Independence, 22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Medicalodges Independence, 5.66% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Medicalodges Independence, 91.03% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Medicalodges Independence, 16.97% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Medicalodges Independence, 17% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Medicalodges Independence, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Medicalodges Independence, 17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Medicalodges Independence, 12.31 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Medicalodges Independence, 75.24% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.