Benedictine Care Center 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.
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Benedictine Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Unfortunately, it doesn't 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.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also performed well in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a score of A. Few facilities performed better in this category. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is generally a reliable measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also was awarded favorable long-term care scores this year. Indeed, we awarded it one of our stronger grades in that category, with a grade of B+. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 89.385475 percent of its patients. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In our final area, this facility also was awarded an impressive nursing grade, with a grade of B+. This wrapped up a very favorable report card. The nursing rating features many data points. The most important variable is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Benedictine Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Benedictine Care Center, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Benedictine Care Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Benedictine Care Center, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Benedictine Care Center, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Benedictine Care Center, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Benedictine Care Center, 4.16% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Benedictine Care Center, 94.15% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Benedictine Care Center, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Benedictine Care Center, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Benedictine Care Center, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Benedictine Care Center, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Benedictine Care Center, 14.49 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Benedictine Care Center, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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