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Birchwood Care Home

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Birchwood Care Home's website

715 West 31st Street,
Minneapolis MN 55408

(612) 823-7286

97.5% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Birchwood Care Home is just one of 52 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. This facility didn't fare well in every category we looked at, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. Additional information about these categories is available below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home really outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our highest scores in that category with a grade of A-. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

One of this facility's more favorable category scores came in the area of short-term care. This wound up being its second best category. In that category, we gave this nursing home a C. Our short-term care grades are likely more important for folks requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C, which is a decent grade. Our nursing score features a host of datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility averages just 0.1 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is not an impressive total. Finally, while this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of our quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this statistic.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The final area we rated was long-term care, proved to be this facility's weakest category. We gave this facility a D in that category. Nursing homes that do not score well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in a few of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit worried that this nursing home administered the vaccine to a relatively low 82.90598 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this facility was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Birchwood Care Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Birchwood Care Home, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents which suffered falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Birchwood Care Home, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs

This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents which have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Birchwood Care Home, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Birchwood Care Home, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Birchwood Care Home, 4.58% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may indicate worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Birchwood Care Home, 93.31% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Birchwood Care Home, 13.09% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Birchwood Care Home, 18.07% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Birchwood Care Home, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations 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 A-minus

Looking for more options? Minneapolis, Minnesota has 51 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Abbott Northwestern HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.36 miles away800 East 28th Street Minneapolis Minnesota 55407Voluntary non-profit - Private(612) 863-4457
  • Children's Hospitals & Clinics of MnChildrens 1.45 miles away2525 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis Minnesota 55404Voluntary non-profit - Private(612) 813-6112
  • Hennepin County Medical Center 1Acute Care Hospitals 2.22 miles away701 Park Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota 55415Government - Local(612) 873-3629
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, FairviewAcute Care Hospitals 2.83 miles away2450 Riverside Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota 55454Voluntary non-profit - Private(612) 273-3000
  • Park Nicollet Methodist HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.83 miles away6500 Excelsior Blvd Minneapolis Minnesota 55426Voluntary non-profit - Private(952) 993-5000
  • Fairview Southdale HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.61 miles away6401 France Avenue South Minneapolis Minnesota 55435Voluntary non-profit - Private(952) 924-5100
  • North Memorial HealthAcute Care Hospitals 4.93 miles away3300 Oakdale North Minneapolis Minnesota 55422Voluntary non-profit - Private(763) 520-5200
  • United HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.83 miles away333 North Smith Avenue Saint Paul Minnesota 55102Voluntary non-profit - Private(651) 241-8810

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Uptown0.64 miles away3601 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis Minnesota 55409Dialysis Stations: 12 (612) 825-4583
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Minnesota, Inc.1.3 miles away2637 Park Ave S Minneapolis Minnesota 55407Dialysis Stations: 14 (612) 872-1946
  • Fmc Dialysis - South Minneapolis1.61 miles away4310 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis Minnesota 55409Dialysis Stations: 12 (612) 822-4411
  • Minneapolis Dialysis of Davita1.65 miles away825 S 8th St, sl42 Minneapolis Minnesota 55404CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (612) 347-5972
  • Home Dialysis of Davita - Pd Unit2.15 miles away825 S 8th St Suite 1202, Pd Unit Minneapolis Minnesota 55404Dialysis Stations: 6 (612) 347-4458
  • U of Mn Med Ctr, Fairview - Dialysis2.87 miles away2450 Riverside Ave Kidney Center South Bldg Minneapolis Minnesota 55454Dialysis Stations: 11 (612) 365-3756
  • Fresenius - St Louis Park Dialysis3.34 miles away5680 36th St W Minneapolis Minnesota 55416Dialysis Stations: 12 (952) 926-0959
  • Minneapolis Ne Dialysis of Davita3.93 miles away1049 10th Ave Se Minneapolis Minnesota 55414Dialysis Stations: 12 (612) 331-6088