Kansas Advocates for Better Care has compiled its annual lists of the state's best and poorest performing nursing homes.
The rankings are based on information gleaned from three years of state reports.
The better homes are defined as those cited for five or fewer deficiencies in each of their three most recent inspections. Poor performing homes are those cited for 10 or more deficiencies.
The rating system isn't perfect, said KABC director Deanne Bacco, noting that on occasion, excellent or lousy homes can fall off the lists.
Lake View Manor, 3015 W. 31st St., is one of the state's most penalized nursing homes. But it's not on the list, Bacco said, because it scored fewer than 10 deficiencies on a 2003 inspection.
Conversely, Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan is consistently one of state's best nursing homes. It's not on the list because in January it was cited for mistreatment.
Any home cited for mistreatment is dropped from the list, Bacco said.
"We've drawn this line in the sand and said 'Here are the criteria we're going to use,'" Bacco said. "We're trying to be consistent. You should be able to look at the lists and be able to see which have been consistently good facilities and which have not."
Out the state's roughly 375 nursing homes, 33 made the list of good homes; 51 made the list of poor performers.
None of Lawrence's four nursing homes made either list, though Lake View Manor was fined $7,000 last month after inspectors confirmed reports of abuse, and Brandon Woods had zero deficiencies on its most recent survey.
No Lawrence care facilities make either list
The better nursing homes: ¢ Anthony Community Care Center, Anthony ¢ Dooley Center, Atchison ¢ Chapman Valley Manor, Chapman ¢ Prairie Senior Living Complex, Colby ¢ Council Grove Healthcare Center ¢ Hilltop Manor, Cunningham ¢ Edwardsville Convalescent Center, Edwardsville ¢ Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood ¢ Enterprise Estates Nursing Center, Enterprise ¢ The Nicol Home, Glasco ¢ Friendship Manor Rehabilitation Center, Haviland ¢ Parkside Homes, Hillsboro ¢ Pleasant View Home, Inman ¢ High Plains Retirement Village, Lakin ¢ Bethany Home Assn., Lindsborg ¢ Linn Community Nursing Home, Linn ¢ Sandstone Heights, Little River ¢ Bethel Home, Montezuma ¢ Moundridge Manor, Moundridge ¢ Logan County Manor, Oakley ¢ Aberdeen Village, Olathe ¢ Johnson County Nursing Center, Olathe ¢ Garden Terrace, Overland Park ¢ Overland Park Nursing & Rehabilitation, Overland Park ¢ Somerset-Claridge Court, Prairie Village ¢ Presbyterian Manor, Salina ¢ Solomon Valley Manor, Stockton ¢ Brighton Place West, Topeka ¢ Valley Health Care Center, Valley Falls ¢ St. John's Rest Home, Victoria ¢ The Lutheran Home, WaKeeney ¢ Larksfield Place, Wichita ¢ Cumbernauld Village, Winfield.
Low-performance homes: ¢ Alma Manor, Alma ¢ Life Care Center, Andover ¢ Arma Care Center, Arma ¢ Atchison Senior Village, Atchison ¢ Cedar Vale Nursing Center, Cedar Vale ¢ Windsor Place, Coffeyville ¢ Lantern Park Manor, Colby ¢ Presbyterian Manor, Emporia ¢ Emporia Rehabilitation Center, Emporia ¢ Flint Hills Care Center, Emporia ¢ Emerald Pointe & Rehab. Center, Galena ¢ Healthcare Center, Haysville ¢ Maple Heights Nursing & Rehab. Center, Hiawatha ¢ Jackson County Nursing Home, Holton ¢ Tri-County Manor Living Center, Horton ¢ Pinecrest Nursing Home, Humboldt ¢ Ray E. Dillon Living Center, Hutchinson ¢ Golden Plains Healthcare Center, Hutchinson ¢ Infinia, Hutchinson ¢ Regal Estate at Glenwood, Independence ¢ Windsor Place, Iola ¢ Good Samaritan Center, Junction City ¢ Medicalodge East, Kansas City ¢ Riverview Estates, Marquette ¢ Cambridge Place, Marysville ¢ Elk Manor Home, Moline ¢ Peterson Nursing Home, Osage City ¢ Infinia, Oswego ¢ Ottawa Retirement Village, Ottawa ¢ Brookside Manor Nursing Home, Overbrook ¢ Delmar Gardens, Overland Park ¢ Manorcare Health Services, Overland Park ¢ Legacy Park, Peabody ¢ Medicalodge North, Pittsburg ¢ Medicalodge South, Pittsburg ¢ Richmond Healthcare & Rehab Center, Richmond ¢ Smoky Hill Rehab., Salina ¢ Infinia, Smith Center ¢ Manorcare Health Services, Topeka ¢ McCrite Plaza Health Center, Topeka ¢ Rolling Hills Health Center, Topeka ¢ Community Healthcare Center, Topeka ¢ Presbyterian Manor, Topeka ¢ Woodland Health Center, Topeka ¢ Wheat State Manor, Whitewater ¢ College Hill Nursing & Rehab., Wichita ¢ Infinia, Wichita ¢ Lakewood Heights Nursing Center, Wichita ¢ Manorcare Health Services, Wichita ¢ Sandpiper Bay Retirement Center, Wichita ¢ Rest Haven, Winfield