Benedictine Living Community of New London is a small nursing home located in New London, Minnesota. With an overall score of B+, this is a strong facility. Based on our assessment, this facility is a good fit for quite a few people. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its short-term care rating. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section
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Benedictine Living Community of New London
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this nursing home really excelled at short-term care, where it received an A. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
This facility received high grades in the area of nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Our nursing grade weighs quite a few components, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 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 offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning residents more frequently.
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In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded was long-term care, which ended up being this nursing home's least impressive category. It received an abysmal F in this category, which is obviously somewhat disappointing. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to discover that this facility vaccinates 96.875 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place also keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Benedictine Living Community of New London Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Benedictine Living Community of New London, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Benedictine Living Community of New London, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents which experienced a fall which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Benedictine Living Community of New London, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents who experienced urinary tract infections. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Benedictine Living Community of New London, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Benedictine Living Community of New London, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Benedictine Living Community of New London, 4.16% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Benedictine Living Community of New London, 94.15% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Benedictine Living Community of New London, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Benedictine Living Community of New London, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Benedictine Living Community of New London, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Benedictine Living Community of New London, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Benedictine Living Community of New London, 14.49 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Benedictine Living Community of New London, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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