With an address in Ada, Minnesota, Benedictine Living Community–Ada is the only nursing home we were able to find in the city. Sporting an overall grade of A+, this nursing home is without a doubt a top-shelf facility. Based on our ratings, this place is just about as as good as it gets. This nursing home was also given strong grades in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Benedictine Living Community–Ada
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well overall, this nursing home also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that area with a grade of A+. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility was given superb marks in the area of long-term care. Consequently, it was given one of our highest grades in that category with a grade of A+. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are kept in good health. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We scrutinized the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the number of hours those nurses were with residents, in determining our score in this area. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final category, this nursing home received a highly favorable short-term care rating. In fact, we awarded it an A- in this category, rounding out a straight A profile. In determining these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Benedictine Living Community–Ada Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Benedictine Living Community–Ada, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Benedictine Living Community–Ada, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Benedictine Living Community–Ada, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Benedictine Living Community–Ada, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents that are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Benedictine Living Community–Ada, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Benedictine Living Community–Ada, 4.73% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients showing signs of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Benedictine Living Community–Ada, 93.57% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Benedictine Living Community–Ada, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Benedictine Living Community–Ada, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is important for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Benedictine Living Community–Ada, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Benedictine Living Community–Ada, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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