Aftenro Home is a small non-profit facility located in Duluth, Minnesota. It looks like this is a good facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid score. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Duluth. While we were impressed with this facility overall, we did want to let you know that there was an ownership change in the last year. We will keep an eye on their inspections and quality scores to confirm they maintain their high marks in the future.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Please note our records indicate that Aftenro Home has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Diabetes Management
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this facility really performed well in our long-term care category, where it earned an impressive grade of A. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 97.409325 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Building on its impressive profile, this place also excelled in the category of nursing. We awarded it an B+ for that category. In calculating our nursing scores, we factor in both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given an impressive short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that area with a grade of B+. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is considered to be a useful measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Moving on to the final category of inspections, this was not one of this facility's better grades. Inspection grades are based on a facility's recent government inspections. We awarded this nursing home a C in this category. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This place was hit with 10 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in categories G through L. This means this facility dodged the more serious categories of deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aftenro Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aftenro Home, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aftenro Home, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aftenro Home, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who have had a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aftenro Home, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aftenro Home, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aftenro Home, 4.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aftenro Home, 93.31% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aftenro Home, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aftenro Home, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aftenro Home, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Duluth, MN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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