Via Christi Village Ridge is located in the large metropolitan area of Wichita, Kansas which has a population of 409,656 people. With an overall score of A, this facility is among the highest-graded facilities we looked at. You really can not do much better than this nursing home. Headlining this place's stellar report card is its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Via Christi Village Ridge
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
3636 North Ridge Rd Bldg 400,
Wichita KS 67205
75.87% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this facility also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, it received one of our highest grades in that area with an A+. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end profile, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care area. In fact, we gave it a score of A in that area. In determining our short-term care ratings, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is generally a fair measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. The nursing category weighs a handful of subcategories, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed is long-term care, in which this nursing home was given a B-. This actually proved to be this facility's weakest category. This is nevertheless not a major area of concern. Our long-term care ratings are more meaningful for people in need of more traditional services related to personal care. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.77778 percent of its patients. This facility also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Via Christi Village Ridge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Via Christi Village Ridge, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Via Christi Village Ridge, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Via Christi Village Ridge, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that suffered from urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Via Christi Village Ridge, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Via Christi Village Ridge, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Via Christi Village Ridge, 5.98% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Via Christi Village Ridge, 91.04% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Via Christi Village Ridge, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Via Christi Village Ridge, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Via Christi Village Ridge, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Via Christi Village Ridge, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Via Christi Village Ridge, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Via Christi Village Ridge, 74.57% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Wichita, KS
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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