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Wallace County Community Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: DSep 20: DOct 20: DJan 21: DFeb 21: DMar 21: B+Apr 21: B-May 21: B-Jun 21: CJul 21: BAug 21: BSep 21: BOct 21: B-Nov 21: B-Jan 22: B-Feb 22: B-Mar 22: BApr 22: BMay 22: BJun 22: B
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608 N Kennedy,
Sharon Springs KS 67758

(785) 852-4244

84.58% estimated occupancy 1

Wallace County Community Care Center is the sole option we were able to find in Sharon Springs, Kansas. Sporting an overall grade of B, this appears to be a fine facility. Based on our analysis, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile was its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

In addition to performing well overall, this facility earned a very good inspection report this year as well. For this reason, it earned one of our better grades in this area with a B+. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing score is mostly based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to the third category, this nursing home also earned a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our short-term care grades are presumably more critical for patients needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Moving on to our fourth category, this nursing home received a respectable long-term care score of B-. Long-term care grades are vital for residents in need of non-healthcare services such as personal care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. As it turns out, this facility gave the vaccine to just 86.07595 percent of its patients, which is well below average. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization 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.

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

Wallace County Community Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Wallace County Community Care Center, 7.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Wallace County Community Care Center, 5.12% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which have had a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Wallace County Community Care Center, 3.63% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a nursing home with 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: D

In Wallace County Community Care Center, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Wallace County Community Care Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Wallace County Community Care Center, 5.92% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Wallace County Community Care Center, 91.42% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Wallace County Community Care Center, 16.92% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Wallace County Community Care Center, 21.25% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Wallace County Community Care Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Wallace County Community Care Center, 21.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.