KC Health and Rehab earns high rating
by Bain Serna
Sep 15, 2013 | 158 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KARNES CITY – The Karnes City Health and Rehabilitation Center (KCHRC), a nursing home facility, has received highest ratings and distinctions this year from various official inspections, according to KCHRC Administrator Martina Wishert.

“On a quarterly basis, quality monitoring persons from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) visit each nursing facility to evaluate areas of care in nursing, restraint usage, drug therapy, and nutritional services,” said Wishert. “Annually, DADS also conducts what is called a ‘full book survey’ of each facility and inspects all aspects of nursing care; from wound care, infection control, weight loss, activity schedules, resident rights, and financial and employee records.”

KCHRC received a five-star rating (the highest rating) and had “zero” deficiencies in health care services from DADS in its annual survey that was conducted in May.

In July, a pharmacy quality monitoring audit was done and KCHRC was commended for having the lowest drug use of anti-psychotics and anti-anxiety medications in the state of Texas, with percentage rate of just 7.5 %.

KCHRC also received a five-star overall rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The five-star overall rating places KCHRC among the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in Texas, according to the CMS website.

CMS also gave five-star ratings to KCHRC specifically in the areas of health inspections and quality measures.

Wishert states that KCHRC is a small nursing facility by standards and currently has 50 residents, with the faculty and staff taking pride in maintaining a very caring and comfortable atmosphere. KCHRC accepts Medicare, Medicaid, VA, HMO, private, hospice and most insurance. KCHRC has a fully staffed rehabilitation department for physical, occupational and speech therapies.

“The staff and I here at KCHRC feel very fortunate and proud to work in an environment that provides exceptional quality nursing care,” said Wishert.
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