Benedictine Living Community is a nursing home in Saint Peter, Minnesota. The city has 13,597 people. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is one of the best ratings that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires superb marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the country. If you scroll down, you will see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also quite good.
Benedictine Living Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent short-term care score, with a grade of A. In determining our short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Unfortunately, it does not look like we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Nursing scores are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final area, this facility also received a very strong long-term care grade, with a grade of B+. This rounded out an elite report card. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 83.888885 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat less than we anticipated but still a decent figure. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Benedictine Living Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Benedictine Living Community, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Benedictine Living Community, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Benedictine Living Community, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Benedictine Living Community, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Benedictine Living Community, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Benedictine Living Community, 4.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. High rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Benedictine Living Community, 93.31% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Benedictine Living Community, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Benedictine Living Community, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Benedictine Living Community, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Benedictine Living Community, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Benedictine Living Community, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Benedictine Living Community, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.
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