Benedictine Living Community is a nursing home in Saint Peter, Minnesota. The city has 13,597 people. This nursing home is an A rated facility. This nursing home received one of the most impressive ratings that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires excellent scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the country. If you look below, you will see this place's category ratings, which are also impressive.
Benedictine Living Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ short-term care grade. Our short-term care grade is often employed to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 7.3 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection ratings are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspections. Nursing homes that excel in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. It does not look like we were able to find deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. The nursing rating analyzes quite a few components, however, the paramount consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, this facility received a strong long-term care rating. We awarded it a grade of B+ in this area, completing one of our more favorable report cards. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care scores. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 82.02248 percent of its patients. This is a bit below what we anticipated. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively 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, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Benedictine Living Community, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Benedictine Living Community, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Benedictine Living Community, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents that were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Benedictine Living Community, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Benedictine Living Community, 4.73% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Benedictine Living Community, 93.57% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Benedictine Living Community, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Benedictine Living Community, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Benedictine Living Community, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Benedictine Living Community, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Benedictine Living Community, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Benedictine Living Community, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
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