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Birchwood Care Home

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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715 West 31st Street,
Minneapolis MN 55408

96.5% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Birchwood Care Home is just one of 50 nursing homes this area. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A score of this caliber requires some respectable scores. At the end of the day, this nursing home should be a solid choice for quite a few people. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home was consistent in all of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.

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Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Medical Transportation
  • Mental Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it received an elite inspection grade. Its inspection grade was far better than its overall score. In the inspections category, we gave it an A-. Our inspection ratings are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an B-. There are a variety of datapoints within this area. Many of the criteria relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.1 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility was given its third best category grade in the area of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. In the category of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The last category we analyzed is long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a C in that category. For residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to just 82.403435 percent of its residents. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Birchwood Care Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Birchwood Care Home, 0.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Birchwood Care Home, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Birchwood Care Home, 63.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Birchwood Care Home, 19.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents that are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Birchwood Care Home, 5.12% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Birchwood Care Home, 88.72% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Birchwood Care Home, 2.17% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Birchwood Care Home, 1.71% of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Birchwood Care Home, 1.71% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Scores for Minneapolis, MN

  • 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
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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Nearby Dialysis

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