The Nicol Home is a senior living facility in Glasco, Kansas, which has a population of 680 people. Sporting an overall grade of C, this is likely a solid facility. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly much worse nursing homes out there. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. We discuss long-term care in the next section.
The Nicol Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Meal Delivery
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We want to note that this nursing home earned a much better grade for long-term care than it did overall. we gave it one of our highest scores in that category with an A-. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 54.62963 percent of its patients, which is a bit less than we anticipated. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
This facility also received favorable health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with a B. This is better than the facility's overall grade. Inspection scores 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. Facilities with better grades in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
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Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of D. In determining our nursing ratings, we factor in both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at is short-term care, which ended up being this nursing home's least impressive category. We gave this facility a grade of D in that category. Short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Given its weak rating in this category, we were not shocked to learn this nursing home offered far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most facilities. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This wasn't a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, about half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Nicol Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Nicol Home, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Nicol Home, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Nicol Home, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Nicol Home, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Nicol Home, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Nicol Home, 5.98% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Nicol Home, 91.04% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Nicol Home, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Nicol Home, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.
In The Nicol Home, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Nicol Home, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
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