Bethany on University is a large non-profit facility in Fargo, North Dakota. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is one of the top ratings that we offer. A grade in this range requires top-notch marks across the board. We really couldn't find many bad things to say about this place. Its ratings are impeccable. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.
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Bethany on University
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
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
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ inspection score. This is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A few relatively minor dings aren't necessarily the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an A. In computing a facility's nursing rating, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are caring for patients as well as the levels of training of the nurses. This facility provided 0.5 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility was awarded a dominant grade of A- in our short-term care area. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be most meaningful for individuals needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility 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 datapoint we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 4.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we rated is long-term care, where this facility received a B. While this is its worst category rating, this is still a strong rating. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a deadly illness for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations 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.
Bethany on University Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethany on University, 7.74% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethany on University, 1.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethany on University, 0.77% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who had a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethany on University, 20.66% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethany on University, 27.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethany on University, 2.4% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethany on University, 100% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethany on University, 10.17% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethany on University, 13.54% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Bethany on University, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethany on University, 13.54% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bethany on University, 10.27% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bethany on University, 79.29% of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Fargo, ND
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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