Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu is a very-small hospital-based nursing home located in Russell, Kansas. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this facility should work for most prospective residents. You could definitely do much worse than this facility. This place was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 23 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

To pair with a favorable overall score, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspection category. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Among this nursing home's other strengths is its first-rate long-term care grade. It received one of our more impressive scores in that area, with a grade of A-. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 97.70115 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 1.42 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our more positive scores in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. Our short-term care scores are probably more critical for residents needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. It does not appear that this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last item we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The next category we scored is nursing. We gave this nursing home an acceptable grade in this category, with a grade of B-. While this wasn't on par with many of its other scores, it is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. In determining a nursing home's nursing score, we weigh the amount of time nurses spend with patients as well as the levels of training of the nurses. This facility provides only 0 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat discouraging figure which is well below the national average. Finally, our nursing scores also consider some quality-focused metrics. We look at the percent of patients who experienced pressure ulcers and major falls. Sometimes these metrics are decent measures of the quality of nursing care, since better care tends to reduce these issues.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Provider
D
13.64%
State
B+
6.22%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of long-term care residents which have suffered a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Provider
B
3.45%
State
B-
4.8%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. However, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
D
6.98%
State
B-
3.78%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A+
3.61%
State
B
15.84%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
F
36.78%
State
B
21.37%
National
B
19.66%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
B-
2.44%
State
B-
5.44%
National
B+
5.08%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B+
98.85%
State
B
91.06%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's well-being.

Provider
F
25.33%
State
B
15.8%
National
B
14.46%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.

Provider
B-
14.19%
State
B
18.04%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
B-
1.42
State
B-
1.94
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B+
14.19
State
B
18.04
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Russell Regional Hospital 0 mi
200 S Main Street Russell Kansas 67665
(785) 483-3131
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Voluntary non-profit - Private