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Prairie Senior Living Complex

(866) 827-5137

1625 S Franklin Ave, Colby, KS


  • Assisted Living
  • Nursing Home

Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
Prairie Senior Living Complex
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User Reviews

12/10/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Appears understaffed, cna's are poorly managed. DON is over loaded with responsibilities. Administrator is rarely on premise because he is also administrator of hospital nearby. Needs management upgrade.

05/09/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

In emergency situation no proper protocal

03/19/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Not enough staffing

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Prairie Senior Living Complex is an average sized, not for profit, nursing home with 68 beds based in Colby, KS. At last check, the facility had 53 residents indicating that it is 78% occupied which is about average within the state of Kansas. The provider accepts only medicare, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a hospital. As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Prairie Senior Living Complex, was 5 stars. Only 18% of nursing homes have 5 stars in Kansas. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 4 stars to 5 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Prairie Senior Living Complex with other senior care providers in Kansas. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 12/01/2011.
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Description of Prairie Senior Living Complex in Colby, KS

Number of Beds : 68

Prairie Senior Living Complex, located in Colby, Kansas provides the following services: Assisted Living and Nursing Home. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicaid. Prairie Senior Living Complex has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Note that there are no hospitals within a 10 miles distance. A more detailed description of the types of care for Prairie Senior Living Complex can be found here.

Prairie Senior Living Complex is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Prairie Senior Living Complex is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

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