Centracare Health System-Sauk Centre Nursing Home is the only nursing home we found in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. With an A overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. Based on the data we reviewed, you can not go wrong with this place. If you look below, you can see this place's category scores, which are also strong.
Centracare Health System-Sauk Centre Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Mental Health
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great facility is that it received a very impressive long-term care score. In this category, we gave this facility a grade of A. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. 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. When determining our nursing scores, we weigh both nursing hours and the training 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 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 place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a resident even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category, this facility also was awarded an excellent short-term care rating, with a grade of B+. This completed a first-rate report card. Our short-term care scores are presumably most important for those in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Centracare Health System-Sauk Centre Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Centracare Health System-Sauk Centre Nursing Home, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Centracare Health System-Sauk Centre Nursing Home, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Centracare Health System-Sauk Centre Nursing Home, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. However, this metric may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Centracare Health System-Sauk Centre Nursing Home, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Centracare Health System-Sauk Centre Nursing Home, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients which are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Centracare Health System-Sauk Centre Nursing Home, 4.73% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Centracare Health System-Sauk Centre Nursing Home, 93.57% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Centracare Health System-Sauk Centre Nursing Home, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Centracare Health System-Sauk Centre Nursing Home, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Centracare Health System-Sauk Centre Nursing Home, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
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