Nursing Homes in Kansas- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Kansas- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on October 22, 2023

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Kansas has a total of 311 active skilled nursing facilities and 18,559 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 2,937,150, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 158.26 persons in Kansas. There were 14,775 residents as October 22, 2023 for a state wide occupancy level of 79.61 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Kansas has added 56 new beds and lost 663 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Kansas and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.71 0.66
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.59 2.25
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.68 0.88
All Staff 3.97 3.79

COVID-19 Infections in Kansas Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Kansas there were a total of 151 new cases and 151 new deaths among residents for the week ending October 22, 2023. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Kansas

Kansas added 2 new skilled nursing facilities and 56 beds over the past year. Below is list of the new facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Southwind at Spearville 14
Cumbernauld Village 42

Kansas lost 12 skilled nursing facilities and 663 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Kansas Masonic Home 109
Medicalodges Coffeyville 40
Gardner Health and Rehabilitation Center 82
Good Samaritan Society - Lyons 39
Alma Manor 45
Azria Health Woodhaven 56
Highland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 44
Mount Joseph Senior Village LLC 60
Medicalodges Girard 40
Victoria Falls 76
Leisure Homestead at St John 30
Cumbernauld Village 42

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Kansas Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Kansas. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Kansas

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Texas based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than those homes on this list. This is due to quirks with the rating system that tends to keep the overall rating from changing very quickly.

Facility Rating
Haviland Operator, LLC
200 MAIN STREET
HAVILAND, KS
0.00
Center at Waterfront LLC
1541 NORTH LINDBERG CIRCLE
WICHITA, KS
0.00
Mount St Mary
3700 E LINCOLN ST
WICHITA, KS
3.33
Regent Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare
10604 EAST 13TH STREET
WICHITA, KS
4.00
Coffey County Hospital Ltcu
128 S PEARSON AVENUE
WAVERLY, KS
4.00
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Snf
325 MAINE STREET
LAWRENCE, KS
4.67
Yates Operator, LLC
801 S FRY STREET
YATES CENTER, KS
6.00
Caritas Center, Inc
1400 S SHERIDEN ST
WICHITA, KS
6.00
Lawrence Presbyterian Manor
1429 KASOLD DR
LAWRENCE, KS
7.33
Schowalter Villa
200 W CEDAR
HESSTON, KS
8.00

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Texas based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Infinity Park Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center
6515 W 103RD STREET
OVERLAND PARK, KS
674.67
/
Legacy at College Hill
5005 E 21ST STREET NORTH
WICHITA, KS
450.33
/
Topeka Center For Rehabilitation and Healthcare
2515 SW WANAMAKER ROAD
TOPEKA, KS
382.00
Rating Not Available /
Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
1555 N MERIDIAN STREET
WICHITA, KS
336.50
Medicalodges Post Acute Care Center
6500 GREELEY AVENUE
KANSAS CITY, KS
318.50
/
Legacy On 10th Avenue
2015 SE 10TH AVENUE
TOPEKA, KS
318.50
/
Anew Healthcare Oxford
200 S OHIO ST
OXFORD, KS
315.17
/
Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation
7850 FREEMAN AVENUE
KANSAS CITY, KS
274.33
/
Enterprise Estates Nursing Center
602 CRESTVIEW DRIVE
ENTERPRISE, KS
260.17
/
Elmhaven East
1400 S 15TH STREET
PARSONS, KS
236.67
/

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Skilled Nursing Homes in Kansas Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Kansas nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Kansas performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 9.30 Higher
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 9.40 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 6.40 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 9.90 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 7.00 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 10.30 Higher
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 47.90 Lower
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.59 Higher
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.68 Lower
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.71 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.38 Lower
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.97 Higher
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.45 Higher
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.48 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.05 Lower
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 55.60 Higher
Registered Nurse Turnover 48.60 Lower
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.60 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.33 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.94 Lower
Number Of Fines 2.60 Higher
Fine Amount In Dollars 26,313.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 16.28 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 5.55 Lower
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 41.46 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 2.17 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 3.51 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 6.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.10 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 4.75 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 89.31 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 18.01 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 72.50 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 2.10 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 17.11 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 22.63 Higher
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 7.12 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 94.71 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 76.68 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 67.68 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 21.57 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 12.34 Lower
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.90 Higher
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.37 Higher