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.
Sunporch of Smith County
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Best Nursing Home in Smith Center, Kansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
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
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.
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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
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.
Sunporch of Smith County Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In Sunporch of Smith County, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
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
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.
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