The 10 Worst Nursing Homes in Kansas

Updated as of February 01, 2024

A list of the ten worst skilled nursing homes in Kansas. Based on the Weighted Health Inspection Score developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Every year, thousands of seniors, their families, and friends are faced with the difficult decision of choosing a skilled nursing facility, either because someone is recuperating after a hospital visit or for end-of-life care. This is usually an issue that arises suddenly, and the decision makers are not equipped with the right knowledge and information to make a good decision. Not knowing how to decide, they turn to others for recommendations. Word of mouth, along with geography, are constantly cited as the most important factors in choosing a skilled nursing facility. Choosing a facility with such limited information can lead to significant problems. Not all skilled nursing facilities are the same and the people that you trust to recommend a facility may not know enough about the facility and the alternatives to be a competent guide.

Providing the type of care that residents of skilled nursing facilities require is very difficult. The range of issues that are being treated is vast and the needs cover both people recuperating and recovering as well as those facing end-of-life issues. Residents require significant help with basic daily activities as well as supplemental needs like oxygen and 24/7 monitoring.

To help people who are facing this difficult situation, we have compiled a list of the worst Kansas skilled nursing facilities and the the best skilled nursing facilities. (We have also compiled the best and worst nursing homes by city for most cities in the United States, links are shown at the bottom on this page.) The lists are based on data provided by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (“CMS”) and include information gathered from detailed annual inspections, monthly reporting, complaint histories, deficiency reports and much more.

The list below calls out the worst skilled nursing facilities in Kansas. For the most part these facilities should be avoided. All the facilities have issues with cleanliness and safety and a large number of the facilities have been flagged by CMS as locations where abuse has either occurred or is highly likely.

Avoiding these facilities may not always be an option either because of geographic, monetary, or occupancy constraints. However, being in a bad nursing home does not mean that the resident will not improve. If you have a loved one in one of these facilities, we encourage you to visit often and to ask that friends and other family visit too. It is well documented that positive outcomes for skilled nursing residents is highly correlated with the number and diversity of people visiting the resident. Being there, getting to know the staff, showing the staff that the resident has people that care about him or her is critical. There may not always be a better option, but your direct involvement can make a difference.

To see a more detailed analysis of the performance on skilled nursing facilities in Kansas, including staffing, COVID-19 infections, historical occupancy levels and recent trends, look at our detailed analysis page.

Nursing Home Rating
Infinity Park Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center
6515 W 103RD STREET
OVERLAND PARK, KS
577.00
/
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
402.67
Rating Not Available
Mission Village Living Center, Inc
1890 EUCLID AVENUE
HORTON, KS
389.83
Anew Healthcare Oxford
200 S OHIO ST
OXFORD, KS
339.83
/
Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
1555 N MERIDIAN STREET
WICHITA, KS
336.50
Legacy On 10th Avenue
2015 SE 10TH AVENUE
TOPEKA, KS
322.83
/
Medicalodges Post Acute Care Center
6500 GREELEY AVENUE
KANSAS CITY, KS
292.17
/
Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation
7850 FREEMAN AVENUE
KANSAS CITY, KS
267.00
Enterprise Estates Nursing Center
602 CRESTVIEW DRIVE
ENTERPRISE, KS
259.17
/

Nursing Homes with the warning icon () have been flagged by CMS for abuse.

How We Compile Nursing Home Ratings in Kansas

Every month, we rank all of the skilled nursing facilities in Kansas. These rankings are based on data provided by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid measures ("CMS"), including the CMS 5-Star Rating System and the Health Inspection Scores. The list of the Worst Skilled Nursing Facilities in Kansas is based on the weighted overall health inspection score which is a composite of CMS's three most recent skilled nursing home inspection scores weighted to give the most recent inspection more importance.

The CMS 5-Star Rating System rates skilled nursing facilities from one to five stars, with one star being the lowest and five stars being the highest. The rating system also rates Kansas nursing homes across five different dimensions including overall rating, health inspection rating, quality measures rating, overall staffing rating, and RN staffing rating (RN is an acronym for Registered Nurse).

In addition to the 5-Star Rating System, CMS provides numerical metrics that summarize:

  • Health Inspection Domain. The health inspection rating is based on the three most recent standard surveys for each nursing home, results from any complaint investigations during the most recent three-year period, and any repeat revisits needed to verify that required corrections have brought the facility back into compliance. CMS calculates a weighted deficiency score based on points assigned to health deficiencies identified in each active provider’s current health inspection survey and the two prior surveys (including revisits), as well as deficiency findings from the most recent three years of complaint investigations. More recent surveys are weighted more heavily than older surveys: the most recent period (cycle 1) is assigned a weighting factor of 1/2, the previous period (cycle 2) has a weighting factor of 1/3, and the second prior survey (cycle 3) has a weighting factor of 1/6. The weighted time period scores are then summed to create the survey score for each facility.
  • Staffing Domain. Using multiple reporting methods, CMS calculates the amount of time that the nursing staff spends with residents. This is measured across multiple dimensions, one each for three different levels of nursing, including Registered Nurses (“RNs”), Licensed Practical Nurses (“LPNs”), and Certified Nursing Assistants (“CNAs”), plus one metric that totals all contributions. These metrics are expressed in hours per resident per day. CMS also provides state-level and national averages for the metrics to allow for additional comparisons.
  • Quality Measures Domain. A set of quality measures (QMs) has been developed from MDS-based indicators to describe the quality of care provided in nursing homes. These measures address a broad range of functioning and health status in multiple care areas. The facility rating for the QM domain is based on performance on a subset of 11 (out of 18) of the QMs. Ratings for the QM domain are calculated using the three most recent quarters for which data are available. This time period specification was selected to increase the number of assessments available for calculating the QM rating, increasing the stability of estimates and reducing the number of facilities that do not have enough data to report QM ratings.
  • Abuse Flag. Abuse is always a concern in skilled nursing facilities. To highlight the issue, CMS has extracted this feature as its own flag. Facilities with an actual abuse event or where the potential for abuse has been shown for the past two years are flagged. The Health Inspection Score is capped at 2-stars for nursing homes that have been flagged for abuse.

Skilled nursing facilities that are new and do not have at least two surveys completed are not rated by CMS. These facilities may have health inspection scores that can be used to evaluate the facility.

One complication in Kansas nursing home inspections is the COVID-19 pandemic. Although inspections should be performed every 12 months, COVID has decreased this frequency. While CMS admits that only in “rare cases” do these inspections increase to 15 months, our analysis suggests that this time frame may be even longer. This report shows that the time between inspections is now just under 500 days (more than sixteen months). There are now hundreds of skilled nursing homes in the United States that have not been inspected in more than 24 months. This list shows the skilled nursing homes with the longest period since being inspected. According to the CMS data, these homes have not been inspected since 2018!

Skilled Nursing Home Abuse in Kansas

Abuse is always going to be an issue with skilled nursing facilities. Skilled nursing facility residents need help with so many basic things and they are suffering, confused, and frustrated. If you are the friend or relative of a nursing home resident, we guarantee that you will be constantly fretting about whether your loved one is receiving proper and timely care. Abuse feels like a violation of your trust, but it happens. CMS actively monitors nursing homes not just for actual abuse but also for indicators that suggest that abuse might be occurring. Homes where abuse has either occurred or might be occurring are flagged. A very high percentage of the worst skilled nursing facilities in Kansas have been flagged for abuse. We have marked these facilities both on the list of the worst skilled nursing facilities and on the detailed page for each of the facilities.

How to Report a Nursing Homes in Kansas

If you run into an issue at a Kansas nursing home, there are a few steps you can take to make sure the issue is reported. First, speak with the immediate staff. If the problem is not solved, speak with a director or administrator, doctor, or any other employee of a high level.

As required by Medicare and Medicaid, reports and complaints must go through a grievance procedure. Per the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a grievance is “an expression of dissatisfaction (other than an organization determination) with any aspect of the operations, activities, or behavior of a Medicare health plan, or its providers, regardless of whether remedial action is requested”. All grievances must be filed in writing or verbally within 60 days of the event prompting the grievance.

To report a Kansas nursing home for quality of care, go through a grievance procedure through your Medicare or Medicaid plan. You can also go through the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care-Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIO). These groups serve to help with complaints made regarding the quality of care by Medicare providers. You can also choose to go through both Medicare and a BFCC-QIO.

Worst Nursing Homes in the Largest Kansas Cities

All of the following nursing homes have been given a Weighted Health Inspection Score by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Every year, nursing homes in Kansas go through an unannounced inspection performed by independent state examiners. These examiners look at factors such as cleanliness, hazards, and safety to perform the inspection. Points are given to nursing homes based on their deficiency in a certain category. Thus, a higher Weighted All Cycles Score means more problems and lower quality of care.

The list below ranks the homes with the highest (worst) weighted scores. The score is shown next to the facility name. The list also shows the two most recent deficiencies for each of the nursing homes.

Worst Nursing Homes in Wichita

  • Legacy at College Hill (450.333)
    • Address subsistence needs for staff and patients. (2023-07-26)
    • Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP). (2023-07-26)
  • Meridian Rehabilitation and Health Care Center (336.5)
    • Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. (2023-07-27)
    • Ensure that residents are free from significant medication errors. (2023-07-05)
  • Orchard Gardens (170.333)
    • Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections. (2023-10-18)
    • Assess the resident completely in a timely manner when first admitted, and then periodically, at least every 12 months. (2023-10-18)
  • Lakepoint Wichita, LLC (135.667)
    • Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable. (2023-10-17)
    • Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist. (2023-10-17)
  • Wichita Center For Rehabilitation and Healthcare (96.667)
    • Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems. (2023-09-25)
    • Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system. (2023-09-25)
  • Lincoln Care and Rehab (81.667)
    • Conduct testing and exercise requirements. (2023-12-15)
    • List the names and contact information of those in the facility. (2023-12-15)
  • Avita Health and Rehab at Reeds Cove (80.667)
    • Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems. (2023-03-29)
    • Provide properly protected cooking facilities. (2023-01-23)
  • Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (68.667)
    • Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program. (2023-11-27)
    • Use approved construction type or materials. (2023-03-10)
  • Homestead Health Center (55.333)
    • Conduct testing and exercise requirements. (2023-03-10)
    • Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP). (2023-03-10)
  • Azria Health Wichita (50.5)
    • Provide properly protected cooking facilities. (2022-08-23)
    • Add doors in an exit area that do not require the use of a key from the exit side unless in case of special locking arrangements. (2022-08-23)

Worst Nursing Homes in Overland Park

  • Infinity Park Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center (577)
    • Follow proper procedures when the automatic sprinkler systems was out of service for more than 10 hours. (2022-12-27)
    • Conduct testing and exercise requirements. (2022-12-27)
  • Overland Park Center For Rehabilitation and Health (128)
    • Provide the appropriate treatment and services to a resident who displays or is diagnosed with dementia. (2023-04-07)
    • Use approved construction type or materials. (2023-02-17)
  • Adventhealth Care Center Overland Park (122)
    • Include a process for Emergency Preparedness collaboration. (2023-12-20)
    • Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. (2023-12-20)
  • Village Shalom Inc (114)
    • Conduct risk assessment and an All-Hazards approach. (2023-12-15)
    • Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP). (2023-12-15)
  • Garden Terrace at Overland Park (104.333)
    • Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency. (2023-10-27)
    • Include a process for Emergency Preparedness collaboration. (2023-10-27)
  • Advanced Health Care of Overland Park (92.667)
    • Develop the complete care plan within 7 days of the comprehensive assessment; and prepared, reviewed, and revised by a team of health professionals. (2023-04-12)
    • Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable. (2023-04-12)
  • Stratford Commons Rehab and Health Care Center (86)
    • Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist. (2022-11-15)
    • Conduct testing and exercise requirements. (2022-10-10)
  • Villa St Joseph (77.167)
    • Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. (2024-01-08)
    • Allow residents to self-administer drugs if determined clinically appropriate. (2023-04-13)
  • Delmar Gardens of Overland Park (68.667)
    • Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times. (2022-11-30)
    • Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems. (2022-11-30)
  • Shawnee Post Acute Rehabilitation Center (58.667)
    • Honor the resident's right to voice grievances without discrimination or reprisal and the facility must establish a grievance policy and make prompt efforts to resolve grievances. (2023-11-30)
    • Ensure residents do not lose the ability to perform activities of daily living unless there is a medical reason. (2023-06-02)

Worst Nursing Homes in Kansas City

  • Parkview Healthcare (641.5)
    • Administer the facility in a manner that enables it to use its resources effectively and efficiently. (2023-10-10)
    • Honor the resident's right to a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment, including but not limited to receiving treatment and supports for daily living safely. (2023-10-10)
  • Medicalodges Post Acute Care Center (292.167)
    • Have properly located and lighted "Exit" signs. (2023-06-21)
    • Install emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours. (2023-06-21)
  • Clara Manor Nursing Home (276.667)
    • Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist. (2023-07-12)
    • Post nurse staffing information every day. (2023-07-12)
  • Bridgewood Health Care Center (268.167)
    • Protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody. (2023-10-18)
    • Ensure that the facility has sufficient staff members who possess the competencies and skills to meet the behavioral health needs of residents. (2023-10-18)
  • Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation (267)
    • Develop Emergency Preparedness policies and procedures. (2023-05-05)
    • Establish an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP). (2023-05-05)
  • Parkway Health Care Center (220.833)
    • Protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody. (2023-10-12)
    • Protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody. (2023-07-10)
  • Myers Nursing and Convalescent Center (214.333)
    • Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. (2024-01-22)
    • Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. (2024-01-22)
  • Tiffany Springs Rehabilitation and Health Care Cente (189.5)
    • Conduct testing and exercise requirements. (2023-10-03)
    • Address subsistence needs for staff and patients. (2023-10-03)
  • Rock Hill Nursing Center (177)
    • Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. (2023-11-17)
    • Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals. (2023-11-17)
  • The Hilltop at Blue River (173.333)
    • Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist. (2023-09-20)
    • Allow resident to participate in the development and implementation of his or her person-centered plan of care. (2023-08-24)

Worst Nursing Homes in Topeka

  • Topeka Center For Rehabilitation and Healthcare (402.667)
    • Add doors in an exit area that do not require the use of a key from the exit side unless in case of special locking arrangements. (2024-01-25)
    • Create arrangements with other facilities to receive patients. (2024-01-25)
  • Legacy On 10th Avenue (322.833)
    • Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections. (2023-12-06)
    • Provide appropriate colostomy, urostomy, or ileostomy care/services for a resident who requires such services. (2023-12-06)
  • Plaza West Healthcare and Rehab (244.5)
    • Meet other general requirements. (2023-12-19)
    • Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP). (2023-12-19)
  • Rolling Hills Health Center (82)
    • Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. (2023-08-16)
    • Try different approaches before using a bed rail. If a bed rail is needed, the facility must (1) assess a resident for safety risk; (2) review these risks and benefits with the resident/representative; (3) get informed consent; and (4) Correctly install and maintain the bed rail. (2023-08-16)
  • Topeka Presbyterian Manor (81.333)
    • Protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody. (2023-12-12)
    • Provide the appropriate treatment and services to a resident who displays or is diagnosed with dementia. (2023-12-12)
  • Tanglewood Nursing and Rehabilitation (68)
    • Conduct risk assessment and an All-Hazards approach. (2023-06-02)
    • Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP). (2023-06-02)
  • Brighton Place West (49.333)
    • Honor the resident's right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights. (2023-06-27)
    • Ensure residents have reasonable access to and privacy in their use of communication methods. (2023-06-27)
  • Mccrite Plaza Health Center (44.667)
    • Create arrangements with other facilities to receive patients. (2023-04-28)
    • Include a process for Emergency Preparedness collaboration. (2023-04-28)
  • The Gardens at Aldersgate (43.333)
    • Provide the appropriate treatment and services to a resident who displays or is diagnosed with dementia. (2023-08-18)
    • Add doors in an exit area that do not require the use of a key from the exit side unless in case of special locking arrangements. (2022-11-17)
  • Brighton Place North (40.667)
    • Install emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours. (2022-12-02)
    • Add doors in an exit area that do not require the use of a key from the exit side unless in case of special locking arrangements. (2022-12-02)

Worst Nursing Homes in Olathe

  • The Healthcare Resort of Olathe (105.333)
    • Timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities. (2023-11-24)
    • Respond appropriately to all alleged violations. (2023-11-24)
  • Good Samaritan Society - Olathe (88)
    • Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency. (2024-01-25)
    • Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP). (2024-01-25)
  • Azria Health Olathe (62)
    • Honor the resident's right to a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment, including but not limited to receiving treatment and supports for daily living safely. (2022-09-02)
    • Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP). (2022-07-07)
  • Hoeger House (62)
    • Address patient/client population and determine types of services needed. (2023-11-16)
    • Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP). (2023-11-16)
  • Evergreen Community of Johnson County (60)
    • Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. (2023-09-29)
    • Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. (2022-12-15)
  • Villa St Francis Catholic Care Center Inc (38.667)
    • Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable. (2023-09-04)
    • Satisfy building requirements after a repair, renovation, modification, or change of user/occupancy. (2023-07-12)
  • Colorow Health Care LLC (38.667)
    • Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. (2023-08-18)
    • Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. (2021-11-29)
  • Aberdeen Village (32.667)
    • Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times. (2022-11-28)
    • Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems. (2022-11-28)
  • Nottingham Health and Rehabilitation (24)
    • Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems. (2022-11-23)
    • Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system. (2022-11-23)
  • The Plaza Health Services at Santa Marta (10.667)
    • Conduct risk assessment and an All-Hazards approach. (2023-01-25)
    • Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP). (2023-01-25)

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