Browns Valley Health Center is the sole option we found in Browns Valley, Minnesota. We awarded this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is a no brainer for most people. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category scores, which are also strong.
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Browns Valley Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a strong overall grade, this facility also earned excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our highest scores in that category, with an A. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. When calculating a facility's nursing rating, we look at the amount of time nurses are seeing patients as well as the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Minnesota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning patients more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was short-term care. Contributing to its impressive profile, this facility also performed well in that category. In fact, it received a of A- for the category. In the category of short-term care, we seek to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home 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 last statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In our final area, this nursing home also received a first-rate long-term care score, with a grade of B+. This wrapped up a very strong profile. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Browns Valley Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Browns Valley Health Center, 2.82% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Browns Valley Health Center, 6.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who have sustained a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Browns Valley Health Center, 11.02% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Browns Valley Health Center, 17.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients which are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Browns Valley Health Center, 34.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Browns Valley Health Center, 3.1% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Browns Valley Health Center, 99.25% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Browns Valley Health Center, 12.39% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Browns Valley Health Center, 14.24% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Browns Valley Health Center, 14.24% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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