Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu is a small non-profit nursing home located in Smith Center, Kansas. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is one of the best grades that we offer. A score of this caliber requires top-notch scores across the board. We really can't say enough favorable things about this nursing home. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also impressive. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 28 Beds

CCRC :

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our long-term care category. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 97.61905 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. While it had 2.24 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was better than the majority of nursing homes since it had some more complex patients.

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home an A- for inspections. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. The nursing grade weighs many factors, however, the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some quality-based measures in this category. This place fared well in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, in terms of the percentage of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this facility performed better than the national average. This is generally an indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented with better nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In the last category we looked at, this facility received a very favorable grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home completed a very strong profile. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for prospective residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We weren't able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
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

Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Provider
B+
5.26%
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 residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Provider
C
4.76%
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 percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to reporting standards.

Provider
D
4.82%
State
B-
3.78%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A
6.17%
State
B
15.84%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
B+
17.81%
State
B
21.37%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.

Provider
D
15.58%
State
B-
5.44%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B-
96.73%
State
B
91.06%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's health.

Provider
C
19.44%
State
B
15.8%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
A-
21.15%
State
B
18.04%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
B+
2.24
State
B-
1.94
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Provider
C
21.15
State
B
18.04
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Smith County Memorial Hospital 1.16 mi
921 E. Highway 36 Smith Center Kansas 66967
(785) 282-6845
Critical Access Hospitals
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