Assumption Home is a facility located in Cold Spring, Minnesota, which has a population of 8,080 people. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is an elite grade. Based on our analysis, this facility is really as good as it gets. This facility also received very consistent scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end resume, this nursing home also was awarded a dominant short-term care grade, with a score of A-. In determining our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This category is more often than not a solid assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was long-term care. Contributing to its elite resume, this nursing home also excelled in this area. In fact, we gave it a grade of of A- for that area. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 98.68421 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The final category we rated is nursing. In that area, we gave this nursing home an impressive grade of B. When determining our nursing ratings, we analyze both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided 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 avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. 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.
Assumption Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Assumption Home, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Assumption Home, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Assumption Home, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Assumption Home, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Assumption Home, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Assumption Home, 4.73% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Assumption Home, 93.57% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Assumption Home, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Assumption Home, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Assumption Home, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Assumption Home, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Assumption Home, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation.
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