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Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu

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Updated Aug 1, 2020 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 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: AMar 20: AApr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
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Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu's website

614 S Main Street,
Smith Center KS 66967

8.92% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

With an address in Smith Center, Kansas, Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu is one of only two nursing homes in this city. We gave this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. You really can't do any better than this nursing home. We also gave this nursing home strong grades in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray


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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our shot-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 97.61905 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. There are a number of factors included in this category. Many of the factors relate to staffing levels. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Moving on to our fourth category, this nursing home was awarded a high-end short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a B+ in that category, wrapping up one of our finer profiles. In determining our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is typically a reliable assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 5.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 4.76% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents that have had a fall resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 4.82% of Patients had UTIs

This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents which experienced a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 6.17% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for a variety of conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 17.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients that were given antianxiety medication. These medications are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 15.58% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 96.73% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 19.44% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 21.15% of Residents

This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: B-plus

In Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Smith County Memorial Hospital Ltcu, 21.15% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Smith County Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.16 miles away921 E. Highway 36 Smith Center Kansas 66967Government - Local(785) 282-6845