Salem Home

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: A-Oct 20: BJan 21: B+Feb 21: B+Mar 21: B+Apr 21: BMay 21: BJun 21: B+Jul 21: B+Aug 21: B+Sep 21: B+Oct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: B+May 22: B+
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704 S Ash Street,
Hillsboro KS 67063

(620) 947-1429

86.22% estimated occupancy 1

Salem Home is located in Hillsboro, Kansas. This city has a population of 3,942 people. With an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. Based on our ratings, this place looks like a good fit for most people. Keep reading to find this facility's category ratings, which are also impressive. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A-. Our nursing grade includes several datapoints, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home provided 4.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This was one of the highest totals we found. Furthermore, we found that a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. With less than 5 percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared as well as any place the nation in this category.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its impressive profile, this facility also performed at a high level in the category of inspections. In fact, it earned a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that area with an B+. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily something to panic about.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The next category we analyzed is short-term care. This nursing home was awarded an above average short-term care grade, with a B+ in this category. Our short-term care grades are arguably more important for folks needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final category we scored is long-term care. We gave this facility one of our higher grades in this category, with a grade of B. This facility turned out to be strong in each category we looked at. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 96.55172 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death illness for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave this to chance. This nursing home was also able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Although it had 2 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was better than most facilities due to it having some more complex patients.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Salem Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Salem Home, 7.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Salem Home, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Salem Home, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients which have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Salem Home, 16.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Salem Home, 21.94% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Salem Home, 5.8% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Salem Home, 92.32% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Salem Home, 17% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Salem Home, 21.37% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Salem Home, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Salem Home, 21.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Luke Hospital & Living CenterCritical Access Hospitals 10.64 miles away535 South Freeborn Marion Kansas 66861Government - Hospital District or Authority(620) 382-2177
  • Mercy Hospital, IncAcute Care Hospitals 19.48 miles away218 E Pack Street Moundridge Kansas 67107Voluntary non-profit - Church(620) 345-6391

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