Auburn Home in Waconia is a small non-profit facility located in Waconia, Minnesota. With an overall rating of A, this is undoubtedly a top-shelf nursing home. In fact, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 100 nursing homes in Minnesota. This is an impressive feat in a state with a long list of high-end nursing homes. We also gave this nursing home phenomenal ratings in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Auburn Home in Waconia
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Best Nursing Home in Minnesota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Waconia, Minnesota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Minnesota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Waconia, Minnesota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Waconia, Minnesota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first-rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in our short-term care category, where it received an A+. Our short-term care scores are believed to be more meaningful for patients needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A+. Nursing ratings are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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This nursing home has received near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this area. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. It doesn't appear that we were able to find deficiency data for this facility. Without having access to information regarding deficiencies for this facility, it ended up being challenging to evaluate it in this area.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final area, we awarded this nursing home an A for our long-term care rating. This rounded out a very favorable report card. For patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 90.52631 percent of its patients. This is somewhat lower than we were hoping for but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Auburn Home in Waconia Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 3.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 3.16% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 9.78% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 7.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 20.88% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 2.13% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 95.26% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 17.78% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 15.82% of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 15.82% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 0% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 87.93% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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