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. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it 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.
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Centracare Health System - Long Prairie
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For 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
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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 99.39024 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.
Turning to our inspection category, this nursing home excelled in that area, which is based on the nursing home's inspection reports. We awarded it an A for that category. Inspection scores are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's inspections. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you 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.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. We analyzed the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time the nurses spent with residents, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning patients more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we rated turned out to be this facility's weakest category. However, even its lowest point would actually be a highlight for most facilities. We awarded it a strong grade of B in short-term care. With our short-term care grade, we strive to create a fair measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. 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.
Centracare Health System - Long Prairie Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 1.77% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 6.71% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 0.61% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 10.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 11.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 3.5% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 99.7% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 8.8% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 13.19% of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is critical to residents' mental and physical health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Centracare Health System - Long Prairie, 13.19% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
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