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Benedictine Health Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Adult Day Care
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

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

(218) 723-5957

94.89% 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 an overall rating of B, which is a quality rating. Indeed, it is actually one of the top three facilities in the city. Based on our assessment, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing score, which is addressed in the next section.

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

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing score. Nursing actually ended up being its best category. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A. When determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we look at the number of hours nurses are seeing patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 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 place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving residents at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to this nursing home's list of achievements, it also was given a very favorable short-term care grade. We awarded them a strong grade of A in this area. Our short-term care grade is generally used to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To offer highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's third most favorable category turned out to be its long-term care score, where it received a grade of B-. Our long-term care grades are more meaningful for patients needing more traditional services associated with personal care. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 95.78544 percent of its patients. This facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

Lastly, we looked at this nursing home's inspection score This was not one of this nursing home's stronger grades. We gave it a score of C in this area. This isn't a terrible grade in this category. It simply wasn't as strong as some of this place's other category grades. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. This facility had 4 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This indicates the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to present an imminent danger to resident health or safety. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Benedictine Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Benedictine Health Center, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Benedictine Health Center, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Benedictine Health Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents which have had a urinary tract infection. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Benedictine Health Center, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Benedictine Health Center, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of long-term residents who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Benedictine Health Center, 4.73% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Benedictine Health Center, 93.57% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Benedictine Health Center, 13.28% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Benedictine Health Center, 20.05% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Benedictine Health Center, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Benedictine Health Center, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Benedictine Health Center, 12.78 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Benedictine Health Center, 76.19% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.

Scores for Duluth, MN

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • 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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Nearby Hospitals

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  • Community Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.03 miles away512 Skyline Boulevard Cloquet Minnesota 55720Voluntary non-profit - Private(218) 879-4641

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Dialysis - Duluth1.46 miles away530 East 2nd St Duluth Minnesota 55805Dialysis Stations: 18 (218) 786-1533
  • Fresenius Medical Care - Spirit Valley5.65 miles away4700 Mike Colalillo Drive Duluth Minnesota 55807Dialysis Stations: 22 (218) 624-7787
  • Fmc Dialysis - Superior8.07 miles away3500 Tower Avenue Superior Wisconsin 54880Dialysis Stations: 8 (715) 395-2199
  • Fresenius Medical Care - Cloquet18.02 miles away512 Skyline Blvd Cloquet Minnesota 55720Dialysis Stations: 8 (218) 879-3051