With an address in Russell, Kansas, Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is one of a mere two nursing homes in the area. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B, which is a quality grade. In our view, this facility is a solid choice for quite a few people. We were also pleased to find that this place did not have any weak links in any of the four major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a quality nursing home is that it received a very impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections is its best category grade. In this area, we awarded it an A+. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility received an impressive long-term care score as well. We gave it one of our better grades in that category with a score of B. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. While this wasn't quite as good as some of its other category grades, this isn't a bad score either. The nursing score is based on several subcategories, but the paramount one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures. While this facility got docked a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this subcategory. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was short-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in that area. This is a perfectly acceptable grade in this area. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. It doesn't appear that this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that suffered falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 5.98% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 91.04% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wheatland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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