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Reviews
Overall Rating 3.4 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • Theresa Gharst
    ★★★★★ 3 months ago

    Wonderful experience with staff. They were kind and attentive, I didn't wait very long to be seen, but I would have. It's close and convenient location makes it also easier to access from my home.

  • Lynne Schnepf
    ★★★★★ 9 months ago

    Walked in, waited roughly 45 mins but lobby was full. Was greeted and seen by wonderful staff and doctors, very friendly atmosphere. Be patient, nice place for quick after hour visit.

  • Michelle Kuper
    ★★★★★ a year ago

    Boyfriend went to er and the er doctor wouldnt even look at him just gave him 3 different pills and told him to go see family doctor and er doctor very rude

  • Laura Hansen
    ★★★★★ a year ago

    I went to the er earlier in the week for a nosebleed they put a balloon in my nose for 72 hours was told to go back to have it removed and was told to go to family doctor instead when i went back. And i was told the er staff was not professionals. But my main worries was what if its removed and starts bleeding again. Also due to my anemia.

  • Kate Thome
    ★★★★★ 2 years ago

    WORST EXPERIENCE. The ER room had one other patient, plenty of workers sitting around watching basketball, talking about Facebook, and doing EVERYTHING but checking to see how my relative was doing.

About Buchanan County Health Center

General Information

Legal Business NameLegal Business Name Not Available
Ownership TypeGovernment - County
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareOctober 1, 1974 (44 years)
Capacity39
Residents39
Percent Occupied100%
Program ParticipationMedicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalYes
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Buchanan County Health Center

Buchanan County Health Center was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

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Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

September 7, 2017 - 10 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionSet up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.

August 11, 2016 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.

October 8, 2015 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Buchanan County Health Center require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

2hr 20min
2hr 15min
ReportedExpected
CNA
30min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
40min
45min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 30min
3hr 35min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 1min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

100.0%
88.9%
88.9%
88.9%
96.9%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
96.2%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
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42.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
26.7%
15.2%
12.5%
14.7%
20.9%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
44.7%
26.6%
22.7%
17.1%
18.7%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
29.0%
28.6%
18.9%
14.3%
15.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
50.0%
18.8%
22.6%
9.1%
15.9%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
6.5%
11.4%
5.4%
0.0%
6.9%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
0.0%
4.2%
4.0%
5.0%
4.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
0.0%
11.7%
4.9%
4.2%
6.6%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
0.0%
6.1%
2.9%
2.9%
4.9%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
4.8%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
6.5%
8.6%
2.7%
2.9%
3.8%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.4%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.2%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

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87.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
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80.4%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
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78.8%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
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16.3%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
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1.6%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
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1.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened



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