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Three area nursing homes recognized for repeat stellar inspections
The Hutchinson News - 1/27/2019
Jan. 27--Three area nursing homes made a list published annually by Kansas Advocates for Better Care as among the best homes in the state for scoring from 0 to 5 deficiencies during their last three inspections, including zero deficiencies during an inspector's latest visit.
Only 10 nursing homes in the state made the list.
The area homes on that list included Moundridge Manor in Moundridge, Bethel Home in Montezuma and Sterling Presbyterian Manor in Sterling.
Bethel Home drew an extra distinction for having three consecutive inspections with zero deficiencies.
In contrast, 49 of the 344 nursing facilities in Kansas -- including eight within The News coverage area -- were cited for more than 10 deficiencies during inspection each of the past three years, for non-compliance with state and federal health safety requirements.
The average number of deficiencies in Kansas is 7.7 and the national average is 5.8.
Facilities which did not meet the criteria for either good or poor performance trends did not appear on the lists.
For the first time in several years, no Hutchinson nursing home was on either list.
KABC tracks and reports the information on health and safety compliance in long-term care facilities as a public service. To compile the list, KABC reviewed the past three health safety inspections for all nursing facilities, long-term care units, and nursing facilities for mental health in the state.
The inspection data, published by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was current as of Dec. 20, 2018.
Of the 10 nursing homes cited with 0 to 5 deficiencies over the period -- which ranged from 36 to 60 months -- seven were listed as non-profit corporations and three as a for-profit, the report noted.
Also, none of the deficiencies for those homes were for "actual harm of residents," "immediate jeopardy of residents," or "mistreatment of a resident."
Of the nearly 50 facilities on the poor performance list, 35 are for-profit and 14 not-for-profit corporations.
Forty-one of the facilities had problems cited as a serious level of harm to a resident or for mistreatment of a resident.
Facilities in The News coverage area with 10 or more deficiencies each of their three most recent health inspections, with the number of deficiencies during their latest inspection listed, including: McPherson Operator LLC, McPherson, 30; Great Bend Health & Rehab Center, Great Bend, 23; Wheat State Manor, Whitewater, 18; Prairie Sunset Home Inc., Pretty Prairie, 18; Morton County Senior Living Community, Elkhart, 17; Stevens County Hospital LTCU, doing business as Pioneer Manor, Hugoton, 15; Medicalodges Great Bend, Great Bend, 14; Kiowa Hospital District Manor, Kiowa, 13; and Manor of the Plains, Dodge City, 10.
All except Medicalodges Great Bend were also cited for actual harm, immediate jeopardy, or deficiencies classified by CMS as "mistreatment" of residents, the report stated.
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