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Benedictine Health Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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935 Kenwood Avenue,
Duluth MN 55811

91.56% estimated occupancy 1

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. The best part of this place's profile is is its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next section.

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Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • 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
  • Pharmacy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Duluth, Minnesota badge

Best Nursing Home in Duluth, Minnesota Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received a much better grade for nursing than it received overall. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. Our nursing score is largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning patients more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this facility's more impressive category scores was in the area of short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B. Our short-term care grades are presumably most critical for individuals in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 4.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

This facility received a solid inspection report this year as well, with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it earned one of our better grades in that category with a score of B-. We believe that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of those deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection 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 health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next category we analyzed is long-term care. This facility was given a grade of C in the category. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 93.91635 percent of its patients, which is higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Benedictine Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Benedictine Health Center, 6.31% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Benedictine Health Center, 3.8% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who have had a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Benedictine Health Center, 3.52% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Benedictine Health Center, 12.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Benedictine Health Center, 9.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Benedictine Health Center, 7.85% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Benedictine Health Center, 85.73% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Benedictine Health Center, 14.81% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Benedictine Health Center, 18.82% of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Benedictine Health Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Benedictine Health Center, 18.82% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Benedictine Health Center, 8.93% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Benedictine Health Center, 72.84% of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform 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

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