Located in Hillsboro, Kansas, Parkside Homes is one of a mere two available facilities in the city. Featuring an overall score of B, this nursing home is a quality option. Based on our assessment, this facility has quite a bit going for it. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its long-term care grade, which is addressed in the next section.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this facility performed well in long-term care. We gave it an impressive grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 92.44186 percent of its residents, which is a few points below what we were hoping for. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home an B+ for nursing. Nursing scores are mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Kansas in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning residents more frequently.
Does this page answer your questions about Parkside Homes?
Another area of strength for this nursing home is in inspections. Inspections proved to be one of its best categories. In that category, we gave this facility a B. Our inspection ratings are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we graded is short-term care, which proved to be this facility's weakest area. We awarded this nursing home a D in this area. Sadly, this category pulled down the facility's overall profile a bit. Our short-term care grade is typically used to grade a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, we discovered that this facility provided less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The final item we considered in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.3 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Parkside Homes Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Parkside Homes, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Parkside Homes, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Parkside Homes, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which have sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Parkside Homes, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Parkside Homes, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Parkside Homes, 5.92% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. High levels of depression may indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Parkside Homes, 91.42% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Parkside Homes, 16.92% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Parkside Homes, 21.25% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Parkside Homes, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Parkside Homes, 21.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Parkside Homes, 10.63 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
- St Luke Hospital & Living CenterCritical Access Hospitals 10.58 miles away535 South Freeborn Marion Kansas 66861Government - Hospital District or Authority(620) 382-2177
- Mercy Hospital, IncAcute Care Hospitals 19.46 miles away218 E Pack Street Moundridge Kansas 67107Voluntary non-profit - Church(620) 345-6391