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. At the end of the day, this place looks like a good fit for quite a few people. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any weak links in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Bigfork Valley Communities
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has 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
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our short-term care grade. Our short-term care ratings are critical for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more skilled nursing. This includes a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Nursing scores are primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. 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 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 frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of B-. This is this nursing home's least impressive category. With our long-term care score, we assess the sheer volume of services offered by a nursing home, along with some quality metrics. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.090904 percent of its residents, which is better than the average nursing home. This place keeps its patients out of the hospital. 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, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 4.73% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 93.57% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bigfork Valley Communities, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term 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