Schowalter Villa is a nursing home in Hesston, Kansas, which has 4,156 people. It looks like this nursing home is one of the most elite nursing homes we found. A grade of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. Based on our ratings, you can't go wrong with this nursing home. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar report card is its long-term care score. We discuss long-term care in the next section.
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
200 W Cedar PO Box 5000,
Hesston KS 67062
88% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a great overall grade, this facility also earned an excellent long-term care score, with an impressive grade of A. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After looking at the significant amount of nursing hours provided by this nursing home, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 97.14286 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Our nursing score is largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provides an incredible 4.8 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Out of this total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. With under 5 percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is usually an indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Many pressure ulcers can be prevented by offering better nursing care and a system of turning patients more frequently.
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This nursing home also earned a nearly flawless government inspection report. It received one of our highest grades in that category with an A. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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 tells you that the inspectors didn't 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.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth category we looked at is short-term care, where this facility was awarded a grade of A. This wrapped up a very favorable report card. Few nursing homes earned an A- or better in every single category. In computing our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is considered to be a solid assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities with 60.4 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Schowalter Villa Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Schowalter Villa, 7.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Schowalter Villa, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Schowalter Villa, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Schowalter Villa, 16.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Schowalter Villa, 21.94% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Schowalter Villa, 5.8% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Schowalter Villa, 92.32% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Schowalter Villa, 17% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Schowalter Villa, 21.37% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Schowalter Villa, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Schowalter Villa, 21.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Schowalter Villa, 10.77 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Schowalter Villa, 74.66% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.