Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home is in Ashley, North Dakota, a city with a total of 1,150 people. With an overall grade of A-, this facility is among the higher-graded nursing homes we looked at. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the country. Scroll down to find this facility's category grades, which are also strong. It is hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
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Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Our inspection scores weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
To complement its top-shelf accomplishments in other areas, we gave this nursing home a score of A for our long-term care rating. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 96.11651 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third category, this nursing home also received a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. Short-term care grades are often employed to measure a nursing home's rehabilitation services To have highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
The final area we graded was nursing, in which this facility received a grade of B. This actually proved to be this nursing home's worst category. A nursing home could be doing a lot worse when their lowest grade still is superior to most other nursing homes. Nursing ratings are largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a patient more often.
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, 5.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 4.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 19.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for treating several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 18.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 4.3% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 96.28% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 16.83% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 15.5% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ashley Medical Center Nursing Home, 15.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.