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Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu's website

200 S Main Street,
Russell KS 67665

(785) 483-3131

84.34% estimated occupancy 1

Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu is a facility located in Russell, Kansas. The city has a total of 5,162 people. This proved to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. In addition, this is a hospital-based nursing home, which may add peace of mind for prospective patients with medical conditions frequently requiring hospitalization. You also may want to review this facility's category grades below. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Blood Administration
  • Aquatic Therapy


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Best Nursing Home in Russell, Kansas Awards 2019

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Best Nursing Home in Russell, Kansas Awards 2021

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received a very impressive long-term care rating. In fact, this turned out to be its best category. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 96.15385 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility also was given a strong short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

This facility also received top notch government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we assessed is nursing. In this category, we gave this nursing home a B-. There are numerous criteria included in this category. Most of the factors are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care provided.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This measures the percent of long-term residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents which suffered a fall leading to major injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu, 5.98% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu, 91.04% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Russell Regional Hospital Ltcu, 16.84% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.