Assumption Home is a facility located in Cold Spring, Minnesota, which has a population of 8,080 people. This nursing home received an overall grade of B+, which is a strong grade. Based on our analysis, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. This facility also received very consistent scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in nursing, where it received an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. When calculating a facility's nursing score, we assess the number of hours nurses are caring for residents as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Adding to its impressive profile, this facility also performed well in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that category with an B+. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given a strong short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area with a grade of B. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 4.8 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we scored is long-term care, where we awarded it an above average grade of B. This facility really did not have any weak links. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.42857 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Assumption Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Assumption Home, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Assumption Home, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which experienced a fall leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Assumption Home, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that have suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Assumption Home, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat several medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Assumption Home, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Assumption Home, 4.16% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Assumption Home, 94.15% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Assumption Home, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Assumption Home, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Assumption Home, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Assumption Home, 14.49 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Assumption Home, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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