Located in Alexandria, Minnesota, Bethany on the Lake is the only facility we identified in the area. Featuring an overall rating of A+, this nursing home is one of the most elite facilities we found. In fact, this nursing home made our top 500 list of the best facilities in the country, which is an impressive subset of nursing homes. Headlining this facility's remarkable report card is its short-term care grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Bethany on the Lake
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
1020 Lark Street,
Alexandria MN 56308
85.9% estimated occupancy 1
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- 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
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. With our short-term care assessment, we attempt to forge a sound measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 6.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it was given an A+ long-term care score. This is simply as good as it gets in this area. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility has had near flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. Inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
In the last category we graded, this nursing home received an impressive grade grade of A in our nursing category. With this score, the facility completed a straight A profile. When determining our nursing scores, we analyze both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving residents even once per day.
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, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethany on the Lake, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients that experienced falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethany on the Lake, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethany on the Lake, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for several medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethany on the Lake, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethany on the Lake, 4.16% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethany on the Lake, 94.15% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethany on the Lake, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethany on the Lake, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethany on the Lake, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bethany on the Lake, 14.49 Percentage of Patients
This indicates 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 Bethany on the Lake, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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