Wesley Towers is a nursing home located in Hutchinson, Kansas, which has 50,951 people. This facility is ranked among the highest-graded facilities we assessed. In fact, it received our very best grade. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 10 best facilities in Kansas. This facility also received strong scores in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Lymphedema Care
Best Nursing Home in Hutchinson, Kansas Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Hutchinson, Kansas Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Hutchinson, Kansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for its long-term care grade. For patients looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 88.42975 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is slightly lower than we anticipated but still a decent percentage. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. When calculating a facility's nursing rating, we assess the quantity of hours nurses commit to residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving a resident even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was short-term care, where this facility received a grade of A. This topped off an elite profile. Very few nursing homes received an A- or higher in every single category. In determining our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wesley Towers Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wesley Towers, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wesley Towers, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who had a fall which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wesley Towers, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from a UTI. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wesley Towers, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wesley Towers, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wesley Towers, 5.98% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wesley Towers, 91.04% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wesley Towers, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wesley Towers, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Wesley Towers, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wesley Towers, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wesley Towers, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wesley Towers, 74.57% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Hutchinson, KS
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Hutchinson, Kansas has 3 other nursing homes
- Hutchinson Regional Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 2.94 miles away1701 E 23rd Avenue Hutchinson Kansas 67502Proprietary(620) 665-2001
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