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 is without a doubt a first-rate nursing home. Based on our ratings, this place is really as good as it gets. This nursing home also received phenomenal grades in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Benedictine Living Community–Ada
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
201 9th Street West,
Ada MN 56510
83.46% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Very few nursing homes fared this well in this area. Inspection grades are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that the inspectors 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.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. In determining our nursing ratings, we analyze both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our third area, we gave this facility a grade of A for our long-term care rating. This is a superb score. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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, 6.69% 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, 4.21% 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, 2.83% 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, 16.64% 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, 12.33% 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, 4.58% 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, 93.31% 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, 13.09% 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, 18.07% 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.
In Benedictine Living Community–Ada, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Benedictine Living Community–Ada, 18.07 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, 76.76% 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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