Centracare Health System - Long Prairie is the lone option we identified in Long Prairie, Minnesota. This proved to be a grade A facility, which is a high-end rating. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's exemplary profile is its long-term care score. We discuss long-term care in the next section.
Centracare Health System - Long Prairie
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In fact, nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A. The nursing grade consists of quite a few datapoints, however, the paramount one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving a resident even once per day.
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Racking up yet another strong category grade, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Inspection ratings are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS 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.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category, this facility also was given an impressive short-term care score, with an A-. This completed a first-rate profile. Our short-term care grades are arguably most meaningful for people needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires more skilled nursing. This means not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Centracare Health System - Long Prairie Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term residents who have sustained UTI's. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 4.73% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 93.57% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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