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Sunporch of Smith County

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  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: A-Jan 21: B+Feb 21: B+Mar 21: B+Apr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-Jul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: AAug 22: A+Sep 22: A+
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Sunporch of Smith County's website

920 E Kansas Ave,
Smith Center KS 66967

(785) 282-6722

89.54% estimated occupancy 1

Sunporch of Smith County is one of just a couple available nursing homes located in Smith Center, Kansas. With an overall rating of A+, this facility is among the highest-rated facilities we found. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the top 25 facilities in Kansas. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar report card is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Smith Center, Kansas badge

Best Nursing Home in Smith Center, Kansas Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being an elite facility overall, this facility also excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A+. Very few facilities performed this well in this category. Our inspection ratings are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. It does not look like we have information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

An additional reason we graded this nursing home so favorably is that it was awarded an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as strong as it gets in this category. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 97.72727 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. In calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the number of hours nurses are with patients and the levels of training of the nurses. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the last category we graded, this facility received a very strong grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this score, the facility topped off a very favorable profile. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Sunporch of Smith County Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Sunporch of Smith County, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Sunporch of Smith County, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Sunporch of Smith County, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of poor nursing care. However, this statistic may be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Sunporch of Smith County, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Sunporch of Smith County, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Sunporch of Smith County, 5.98% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents showing signs of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Sunporch of Smith County, 91.04% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Sunporch of Smith County, 16.84% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Sunporch of Smith County, 19.61% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Sunporch of Smith County, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Sunporch of Smith County, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.