Benedictine Health Center is a nursing home located in Duluth, Minnesota, which has a total of 116,688 people. We gave this facility a B- overall, which is a solid score. This is comparable with the city grade in Duluth, which is a B. Based on our ratings, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its exemplary nursing score, which is addressed in the next section.
Benedictine Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
935 Kenwood Avenue,
Duluth MN 55811
95.2% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Best Nursing Home in Duluth, Minnesota Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in nursing. In fact, we gave it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Nursing ratings are tied to nurse staffing levels. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the area of short-term care, we gave this facility a grade of A- in that category. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is considered to be a useful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a middle of the road score in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 95.22059 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. This facility also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Moving on our last category of inspections, we gave this nursing home a grade of just D. This turned out to be this nursing home's worst grade and it really hurt its overall grade. Our inspection score is based on the nursing home's government inspection reports. Since the data is collected by government inspectors, we weight it heavily in our assessment. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they created a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, we also want to point out that this facility received large government fines recently totaling over $100,000. This often suggests that a facility's poor track record has been an issue for several years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Benedictine Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Benedictine Health Center, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Benedictine Health Center, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Benedictine Health Center, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Benedictine Health Center, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Benedictine Health Center, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Benedictine Health Center, 4.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Benedictine Health Center, 93.31% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Benedictine Health Center, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Benedictine Health Center, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Benedictine Health Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Benedictine Health Center, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Benedictine Health Center, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Benedictine Health Center, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Duluth, MN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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