Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home is a small hospital-based nursing home located in Ashley, North Dakota. With an overall grade of A-, this facility is among the higher-graded nursing homes we looked at. In fact, this nursing home is one of the top 50 nursing homes in North Dakota. Scroll down to find this facility's category grades, which are also strong. It is hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Stroke Recovery
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Blood Administration
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Radiation Therapy
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 98.82353 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the senior population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given a strong short-term care score as well. We gave it one of our higher scores in that category with a grade of B+. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we size up the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is often a fair assessment of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Turning to the fourth category, this nursing home also performed admirably in the nursing category. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in that category. This wrapped up a first-rate report card. Our nursing rating looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 4.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents who had a fall resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 19.9% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 18.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 5.76% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 96.66% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 15.94% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 17.76% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 17.76 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.