5th
367
5.96%
3.66stars
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Minnesota Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

B+
5.96%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who experienced falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

B-
4.22%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from a UTI. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to reporting standards.

B
2.6%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

B
14%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

A-
11.64%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms.

B
3.96%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

B
93.72%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.

B+
13.43%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.

B
15.97%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

B+
1.51

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

B
15.97

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

B
10.53

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

B+
74.2%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Minnesota's
Nursing Home Quality
A-
B+
Long-Term Care
A-
Inspection Reports
A-
Nurse Quality
A-
Short-Term Care
More information about Minnesota
Number of Hospitals: 138
Number of Dialysis facilities: 120
Number of Medicaid beds: 27,634

Best Nurse Quality

  1. Sunnyside Care Center
  2. Mn Veterans Home Minneapolis
  3. Pelican Valley Health Center
  4. The Galeon
  5. Auburn Home in Waconia
Minnesota is ranked as the 7th best state in the nation for nurse quality.

Best Short Term Care

  1. St Gertrudes Health & Rehabilitation Center
  2. Fairview University Trans Serv
  3. Colonial Acres Health Care Center
  4. Minnesota Masonic Home Care Center
  5. Pathstone Living
Minnesota is ranked as the 9th best state in the nation for short term care.

Best Long Term Care

  1. Maple Lawn Senior Care
  2. Little Sisters of the Poor
  3. Fellowship Village
  4. Sylvan Court
  5. Redeemer Residence
Minnesota is ranked as the 9th best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. Norris Square
  2. Wellington Place
  3. Capitol View Transitional Care Center
  4. Northgate Care Center
  5. Hilltop Care Center
Minnesota is ranked as the 20th best state in the nation for inspection ratings.

Minnesota cities

City # of Nursing Homes # of Dialysis within 10 miles # of Hospitals within 10 miles Average Nursing Home Rating
Aitkin2 0 1
A
Albert Lea4 1 1
B-
Alexandria2 1 2
A+
Anoka2 9 3
B-
Austin3 0 0
B
Bemidji2 1 2
B+
Brainerd2 1 2
A
Buffalo2 1 2
A+
Burnsville1 10 2
A+
Cottage Grove1 6 2
A
Crookston2 1 1
A
Detroit Lakes2 2 1
A+
Duluth8 3 4
B
Eden Prairie1 11 3
A-
Elk River1 2 0
A
Excelsior2 6 2
C
Faribault2 1 1
B+
Farmington1 4 1
A
Fergus Falls3 1 2
A
Grand Rapids2 1 1
B+
Hastings2 3 1
A+
Hopkins2 20 8
A-
Inver Grove Heights2 15 5
A-
Little Falls2 1 1
B-
Luverne2 0 1
A-
Mankato4 2 1
A-
Minneapolis54 32 12
B+
Moorhead2 3 3
C
Northfield3 2 1
A
Osseo1 15 4
B+
Red Wing2 1 1
B+
Redwood Falls2 1 1
A-
Rochester7 3 3
B
Saint Cloud2 1 1
B+
Saint Paul33 27 11
A-
Sartell2 1 1
A+
Shakopee2 8 2
A
Sleepy Eye2 0 1
A
Stillwater4 4 2
A-
Thief River Falls2 1 2
A
Virginia2 1 1
B+
Waconia2 2 1
A
Willmar2 1 2
A
Winona3 1 1
A
Worthington2 1 1
B-