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Swope Ridge Geriatric Center

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Updated Mar 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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5900 Swope Parkway,
Kansas City MO 64130

(816) 333-2700

66.91% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Swope Ridge Geriatric Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Swope Ridge Geriatric Center is in the large metropolitan area of Kansas City, Missouri. With an overall rating of D, this is a subpar nursing home. Unfortunately, this grade isn't too far off the city grade for Kansas City, which is a C. Nevertheless, you still may be able to do better We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Even though this facility's overall grade was not a highlight, we gave it a grade of B- for long-term care. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit alarmed this facility gave the vaccine to just 85.98726 percent of its residents. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

We awarded this nursing home a C for the category of inspections. Inspection grades are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This place was hit with 4 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were category G through L deficiencies. This tells you that inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to present an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. There are quite a few subcategories within this grade. Many of these criteria reflect nurse staffing. This facility averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is well below average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a place has quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next area we scored was short-term care, which is this nursing home's least impressive category. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this category. With our short-term care rating, we seek to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Considering its grade in this area, we were not surprised to find that this place was well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we looked at. Frankly, this was what we expected to find. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.6 percent of its patients returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Swope Ridge Geriatric Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 2.55% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 3.24% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 17.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 12.67% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 86% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 26.6% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 30.49% of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.


Grade: C

In Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 30.49% of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 15.51% of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Scores for Kansas City, MO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Dialysis Clinics, Inc - Swope Parkway2.97 miles away6530 Troost Ave Kansas City Missouri 64131Dialysis Stations: 24 (816) 363-8228
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