North Point Skilled Nursing Center is one of just a couple available facilities located in Paola, Kansas. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B-. A score of this caliber requires some solid scores. Based on all of the relevant data, there are certainly much worse places out there. The best part of this nursing home's report card was is its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section.
North Point Skilled Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility really excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a strong short-term care grade. Indeed, we gave them a B+ in this category, which is one of our more favorable scores. Our short-term care scores are arguably more important for those requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's better category grades was in the area of long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Turning to the fourth area, we gave this facility a D for nursing. This was the facility's least impressive category rating. Of course, this grade pulled down the facility's overall grade a bit. When determining our nursing ratings, we look at both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
North Point Skilled Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In North Point Skilled Nursing Center, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In North Point Skilled Nursing Center, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In North Point Skilled Nursing Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In North Point Skilled Nursing Center, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In North Point Skilled Nursing Center, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In North Point Skilled Nursing Center, 5.98% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In North Point Skilled Nursing Center, 91.04% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In North Point Skilled Nursing Center, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In North Point Skilled Nursing Center, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.
In North Point Skilled Nursing Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In North Point Skilled Nursing Center, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In North Point Skilled Nursing Center, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In North Point Skilled Nursing Center, 74.57% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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