Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is just one of 23 possibilities in Wichita, Kansas. Featuring an overall grade of C, this is likely a middle of the road facility. As far as we can see, this facility would be a solid choice for most people. The best part of this nursing home's profile was is its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a nursing score which is stronger than its overall grade. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in this area. Our nursing grade weighs a host of factors. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a favorable short-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it a grade of B in that area, which happens to be one of our more favorable scores. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. We were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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Next we looked at this nursing home's inspection grade This grade is based on the nursing home's recent inspections. We awarded it a C in this category. This is a middle of the road grade in this category. Inspection scores are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This indicates that inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive area was long-term care, which is the final category we looked at. In this area, we gave this facility a grade of D. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means the nursing home didn't perform well in our measures relating to resident care. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated only 44.753086 percent of its residents, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. To our surprise, this facility actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 5.98% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 91.04% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' health.
In Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 74.57% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Wichita, KS
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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