Kansas

Key Findings

  • Kansas’s nursing home care joined with other lousy nursing home states after the state’s ranking dropped to #31; slumping seven spots lower than the previous year.
  • Kansas is a testament to nursing home mediocrity as the state failed to muster a top ten ranking in any quality measure.
  • Severe deficiencies in Kansas’s nursing homes swelled 6 percent over the last year, pushing the number of potentially dangerous nursing homes to nearly one in every four.
  • Nearly 4 in 10 Kansas nursing homes scored above average health inspections.
  • Ninety-three percent of Kansas’s nursing homes cited a regulatory deficiency.
  • Kansas’s nursing home residents receive little more than 45 minutes of professional nursing care each day.
  • Kansas’s fledgling nursing home care ranked second in the Central Plains region, scoring the region’s lowest grade in percentage of facilities with deficiencies.
Criteria2014
Data
2014
Grade
2014
Rank
2013
Rank
2013
Grade
2013
Data
Direct Care Staffing Above Average74.71%C24 22C67.90%
Direct Care Staffing Hours per Resident2.65B11 17B2.54
Facilities With Deficiencies93.31%C30 30C93.55%
Facilities With Severe Deficiencies27.33%F42 31D21.99%
Health Inspections Above Average43.02%B19 6A36.04%
Professional Nurse Staffing Above Average70.35%C26 26C60.49%
Professional Nursing Hours per Resident1.42F45 33D0.74
Verified Ombudsman Complaints79.84%D32 26C79.06%