Medicalodges Paola is a senior living facility located in Paola, Kansas, which has a population of 12,360 people. This facility received an overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Paola. The city has just one other nursing home. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection score. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category scores
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this place overall, we awarded it a B+ for our inspections category. This grade is much more impressive than the place's overall grade. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. It is generally in your best interest to avoid facilities that have a long list of deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received its next best category grade in the category of short-term care. We gave this facility a C in this area, which is a decent grade. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to have highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The hope is that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.1 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is not an impressive total. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this metric. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a patient even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was long-term care, in which this nursing home was given a very poor score in this area as well. It received a lowly F in this category, which is definitely a major disappointment. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit worried that this nursing home administered the vaccine to only 89.328064 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Medicalodges Paola Quality Metrics
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Medicalodges Paola, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents which have experienced falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Medicalodges Paola, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Medicalodges Paola, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Medicalodges Paola, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Medicalodges Paola, 5.98% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Medicalodges Paola, 91.04% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Medicalodges Paola, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Medicalodges Paola, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Medicalodges Paola, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Medicalodges Paola, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.