Benedictine Living Center of Garrison is a small non-profit nursing home located in Garrison, North Dakota. We awarded this facility an B+ overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all facilities in the nation. Based on the data we reviewed, you can do much worse than this facility. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Benedictine Living Center of Garrison
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this place also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Not many nursing homes fared better in that category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite minor. This nursing home was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also was awarded a first-rate short-term care grade. We awarded them a strong strong of A in this area. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing grade. When determining a facility's nursing score, we consider the number of hours nurses commit to patients as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving a patient at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst category is long-term care, which is the final area we looked at. For this area, we gave this facility a grade of D. We wanted to draw your attention to this potential weak link, however, you should not dwell on one bad category either. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 97.790054 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Benedictine Living Center of Garrison Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Benedictine Living Center of Garrison, 5.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Benedictine Living Center of Garrison, 4.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Benedictine Living Center of Garrison, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Benedictine Living Center of Garrison, 19.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Benedictine Living Center of Garrison, 18.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Benedictine Living Center of Garrison, 4.3% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Benedictine Living Center of Garrison, 96.28% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Benedictine Living Center of Garrison, 16.83% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Benedictine Living Center of Garrison, 15.5% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Benedictine Living Center of Garrison, 1.33 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Benedictine Living Center of Garrison, 15.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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