Auburn Home in Waconia is one of just two facilities located in Waconia, Minnesota. With an overall grade of A+, this nursing home is undoubtedly a world class nursing home. In fact, this nursing home made our top 500 list of the top nursing homes in the country, which is an impressive subset of nursing homes. This facility was also given impressive ratings in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Auburn Home in Waconia
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with a favorable overall score, we awarded this place an A+ for inspections. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. It does not appear that we have information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This exemplary facility also fared very well in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of A+. Few facilities fared better in this area. Short-term care grades are meaningful for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its fine assessment, this nursing home also was awarded a strong long-term care score, with a grade of A. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 97.93814 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. 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 number.
In the final category we looked at, this facility was given a very strong grade of A in our nursing category. With this score, the nursing home rounded out a straight A profile. There are several subcategories within this grade. Most of the factors reflect staffing levels. This nursing home averages 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who have had a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 4.73% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 93.57% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Auburn Home in Waconia, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
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