With an address in Wellsville, Kansas, Wellsville Health & Rehab is the sole facility we found in this area. With an overall score of A-, this is without a doubt a very impressive facility. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all facilities in the country. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card was its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Wellsville Health & Rehab
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also performed well in the area of long-term care, where it received a score of A. Not many facilities performed better in this category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 94.578316 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also fared very well in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of A. Only a select group of facilities performed better in this area. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who returned home from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The next category we analyzed was nursing. This facility was awarded a strong nursing score in our assessment, with a C. Even though this isn't as strong as a few of its other category grades, this remains an acceptable grade in this category. The nursing rating analyzes a handful of data points, most of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is well below average. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wellsville Health & Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wellsville Health & Rehab, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wellsville Health & Rehab, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wellsville Health & Rehab, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that experienced UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of poor nursing care. However, this metric can also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wellsville Health & Rehab, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. 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 Wellsville Health & Rehab, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wellsville Health & Rehab, 5.98% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wellsville Health & Rehab, 91.04% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wellsville Health & Rehab, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wellsville Health & Rehab, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical health.
In Wellsville Health & Rehab, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wellsville Health & Rehab, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wellsville Health & Rehab, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wellsville Health & Rehab, 74.57% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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