51 of the state’s 318 licensed “stand alone” (not attached to a nursing home) assisted-type adult care facilities have received zero (0) deficiencies over their three most recent consecutive health inspections.
The “stand alone” adult care homes included are assisted living (ALF), residential health care (RHCF), home plus (HP) or boarding care home (BCH) facilities.
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability (KDADS) Services is responsible for completing facility health inspections annually. Inspections are conducted by specially trained teams of nurse surveyors.
The facilities referenced in this release are regulated only by the state (no federal regulation). Far fewer regulatory requirements govern the critical areas of resident health and safety including qualifications of facility operators, amount and type of nursing staff, and care standards for elders than in nursing facilities, even though some offer similar levels of care.
The data in this release is taken from actual inspection reports purchased by Kansas Advocates for Better Care (KABC) from KDADS. It is current as of February 10, 2014.
The deficiencies for these facilities range from zero to 25. KDADS says the state average for ALF, RHCF and HP is 3.2 deficiencies during the first three quarters of 2013. (BCH are not included in the average.)
Kansas Advocates for Better Care publishes information about licensed adult care homes in Kansas in order to provide the public and consumers with important information about the quality of long-term care.
In Kansas, there are 102 assisted living/residential health care facilities which are attached to nursing homes. Those facilities are not included in this list.
The four types of facilities in the categories of ALF, RHCF, HP and BCH are significantly less regulated by the state, and have no federal regulation in contrast to nursing homes.
The rationale for lesser regulation rests on the original intent of assisted living settings which was to provide minimal care to the low-care-need adults who lived in them. Many assisted living type facilities are caring for persons with Alzheimer’s and complex medical conditions through the end of a person’s life, however health and safety regulations governing care have not kept up with these changes in practice.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact KABC via email: [email protected] or call us toll-free: 800-525-1782.
You can find State assisted living facility regulations on the KDADS website: www.aging.ks.gov/PolicyInfo_and_Regs/ACH_Current_Regs/ACH_Reg_Index.html
To learn more about who can live in assisted living type facilities, read KABC’s booklet:www.kabc.org/pdfs/assisted-living.pdf ; (Please note that Home Plus facilities can now house up to 12 residents, rather than the 8 indicated in the booklet.)
Kansas Advocates for Better Care (KABC) encourages consumers to look at a number of factors when evaluating long-term care settings and support, as a place to live and/or receive care. Annual inspection survey results are one of those factors, and one of the few provided by an objective third party. If you have questions, please call KABC toll-free: 800-525-1782. KABC is a 501 c 3 non-profit. Our mission since 1975 is “Advocating for Quality Long-Term Care” for frail and elderly residents of nursing homes and other licensed care facilities. For more than 36 years KABC has served Kansas citizens by:
• Advocating for improvements in care in all long-term settings.
• Providing citizens guidance, education and advocacy when seeking long-term care placement or services,
• Providing education to care providers in long-term care settings, and
• Encouraging adoption of the “person-centered care” model of delivering health care services.
If you, your family or a friend is in need of information about long-term care choices, please call for assistance, toll-free (outside of Lawrence): 800-525-1782, or 842-3088 (in Lawrence), email us at [email protected] or visitwww.kabc.org
Facilities with Zero Deficiencies for 3 consecutive years:
Sterling House II Abilene
The Gran Villas Atchison
Vintage Park Baldwin City
Keen Boarding Care Home Clay Center
Assisted Living at Windsor Place Coffeyville
Assisted Living at Windsor Place, LLC Coffeyville
The Autumn Place Columbus
Sterling House Derby
Vintage Place El Dorado
Sterling House Emporia
Vintage Park Hiawatha
Fort Scott Presbyterian Village Fort Scott
Franklin House Fort Scott
Vintage Park Fredonia
Sterling House Hays
Vintage Park Hiawatha
The Pines Hiawatha
Country Place Senior Living Hoisington
Vintage Park Holton
Glenn Moore Meadows Holton
Waldron Place Hutchinson
The Gansel House Independence
Heartland Haven Home Plus Inman
Sterling House Junction City
Coopers Home Care #2 Lawrence
Harmony Adult Care Home McPherson
Linnwood Park of Meridan North Meridan
Vintage Park Neodesha
Redbud Plaza Assisted Living Onaga
Vintage Park Osage City
Vintage Park Osawatomie
Village West Ottawa
Vintage Park Ottawa
The Gables Overland Park
Seniorcare Homes Waveny Park Overland Park
Vintage Park Paola
Guest Home Estates IV Pittsburg
Dignity Care Home Salina
Shawnee Heartland Shawnee
The Sweet Life Shawnee
Independent Living Smith Center
Clare Bridge Topeka
Vintage Park Wamego
Mary Martin’s Retirement Wichita
Meadowlark Adult Care Home 2 Wichita
Meadowlark Adult Care Home 3 Wichita
Meadowlark Adult Care Home 5 Wichita
Reflection Living, LLC Wichita
Marjorie’s Home LLC Wichita
Caring Hearts for Senior Living Wichita
Clare Bridge Wichita