Aurora on France
6500 France Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55435 · (952) 848-8888 · 94.76% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Aurora on France is a small non-profit nursing home located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It looks like this nursing home is one of the highest-graded nursing homes we looked at. In fact, it was given our most impressive rating. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top five percentile of all facilities in the nation. We also gave this nursing home strong grades in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 63 Beds
Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our short-term care ratings are important for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. This nursing home is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. In fact, it provided about 50% more physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average nursing home. This is what we look for when assessing a facility in this category. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. In addition to excelling in the area of physical therapy, we found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home with 70.6 percent of its residents returning home.
This facility also earned an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the rare facilities to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This is based on the place's recent inspections. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. 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
Turning our next area, this nursing home was given first-rate long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in that category. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. We were not able to track down information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In our last area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing rating. This completed an elite profile. There are several criteria included in this grade. Many of these data points reflect staffing levels. This facility provided 6.1 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is among the higher figures in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more skilled levels of nurses. We were really impressed by these statistics. On top of providing high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in Minnesota in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aurora on France Quality Metrics
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Percent of Patients
Higher is Better
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better