Bigfork Valley Communities is a senior living facility in Bigfork, Minnesota. This city has a population of 1,681 people. Featuring an overall score of B+, this is a strong facility. In addition, this is a hospital-based nursing home, which is a positive for prospective patients with significant health conditions. Fortunately, this facility didn't have any weak links in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
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Bigfork Valley Communities
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this nursing home excelled in the category of short-term care, where it received an A-. Few facilities performed better in this area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is generally a reliable measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
This facility also performed well in inspections, which is based on its recent inspection reports. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- for that area, which is one of our top scores. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. In calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of training of the nurses. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was long-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a B-. Although this proved to be its worst category score, this is still not a bad grade. In a long-term care setting, 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. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than the average nursing home. This nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bigfork Valley Communities Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 15.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 11.76% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who sustained a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 5.88% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 11.76% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 28.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 0% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 100% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 35.38% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 24.15% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 24.15% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
- Bigfork Valley HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away258 Pine Tree Drive PO Box 258 Bigfork Minnesota 56628Government - Hospital District or Authority(218) 743-3177