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Browns Valley Health Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: A-Oct 20: A-Jan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-Jul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: A
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Browns Valley Health Center's website

114 Jefferson Street South,
Browns Valley MN 56219

(320) 695-2165

80.97% estimated occupancy 1

Browns Valley Health Center is the sole option we found in Browns Valley, Minnesota. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home 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.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Inspection scores are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's inspections. Places that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our nursing grade includes many factors, however, the most important one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Switching gears to the last area, this facility was given a strong short-term care rating. We gave it a B+ in that category, wrapping up one of our finer report cards. Short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Browns Valley Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Browns Valley Health Center, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Browns Valley Health Center, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Browns Valley Health Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Browns Valley Health Center, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Browns Valley Health Center, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Browns Valley Health Center, 4.73% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Browns Valley Health Center, 93.57% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Browns Valley Health Center, 13.28% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Browns Valley Health Center, 20.05% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Browns Valley Health Center, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Coteau Des Prairies Health Care SystemCritical Access Hospitals 11.71 miles away205 Orchard Dr Sisseton South Dakota 57262Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 698-7647
  • Essentia Health Holy Trinity HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.14 miles away115 Second Street West, Box 157 Graceville Minnesota 56240Voluntary non-profit - Private(320) 748-8200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Sisseton Satellite Dialysis11.83 miles away100 Lake Traverse Dr Sisseton South Dakota 57262Dialysis Stations: 7 (605) 742-3696