Located in Alexandria, Minnesota, Bethany on the Lake is one of just two available facilities in this area. Sporting an overall grade of A+, this facility is among the highest-graded facilities we found. In fact, this facility made our top 500 list of the best nursing homes in the nation, which is an impressive list. Headlining this facility's exemplary report card is its short-term care grade, which we will address in the next section.
Bethany on the Lake
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Top Nursing Home in Minnesota Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Alexandria, Minnesota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. In calculating our short-term care scores, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is more often than not a useful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
This facility also received a virtually flawless government inspection. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. This was one of the few facilities to receive multiple A+'s. Our inspection grades are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent government inspections. Places that score well in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a strong long-term care grade. In fact, this is this nursing home's third most impressive category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the elderly population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The final category we assessed is nursing, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of A. This topped off a very impressive report card. Only a select few facilities received an A- or higher in all four categories. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethany on the Lake Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethany on the Lake, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethany on the Lake, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who sustained a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethany on the Lake, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethany on the Lake, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethany on the Lake, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethany on the Lake, 4.58% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethany on the Lake, 93.31% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethany on the Lake, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethany on the Lake, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who retained mobility levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethany on the Lake, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bethany on the Lake, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bethany on the Lake, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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