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Aitkin Health Services

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: A-Jul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: A-May 22: A-Jun 22: A-
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Aitkin Health Services's website

301 Minnesota Avenue South,
Aitkin MN 56431

(218) 927-5526

88.4% estimated occupancy 1

Aitkin Health Services is a small non-profit facility in Aitkin, Minnesota. With an overall rating of A-, this nursing home is one of the better facilities we looked at. Based on our assessment, you can not go wrong with this place. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also impressive. It is hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. In determining our nursing grades, we analyze both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

To complement its elite accomplishments in other areas, we gave this nursing home a grade of A- for its short-term care score. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more important for folks in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Adding another impressive category grade, we awarded this nursing home an impressive grade of B+ for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last category we analyzed is this facility's poorest area. Nevertheless, even its worst category would be a highlight for most nursing homes. In fact, we awarded it a favorable grade of B in our long-term care category. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Aitkin Health Services Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Aitkin Health Services, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that have pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Aitkin Health Services, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a fall which resulted in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Aitkin Health Services, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Aitkin Health Services, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Aitkin Health Services, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term care residents which are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Aitkin Health Services, 4.73% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may imply worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Aitkin Health Services, 93.57% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Aitkin Health Services, 13.28% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Aitkin Health Services, 20.05% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Aitkin Health Services, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Aitkin Health Services, 76.19% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Riverwood Healthcare CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.51 miles away200 Bunker Hill Drive Aitkin Minnesota 56431Voluntary non-profit - Private(218) 927-5501
  • Cuyuna Regional Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 11.73 miles away320 East Main Street Crosby Minnesota 56441Government - Hospital District or Authority(218) 546-2300