Chosen Valley Care Center is an average-sized non-profit facility in Chatfield, Minnesota. Sporting an overall grade of B, this is a fine nursing home. At the end of the day, this place looks like a good fit for most people. This place is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Chosen Valley Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to earning a great overall score, this nursing home fared even better in our inspections category which is associated with the nursing home's recent inspection reports. We awarded it an A for that area, which is one of our highest grades. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. We weighed the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the number of hours the nurses worked with residents, in determining our grade in this area. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning residents even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we analyzed was long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B-. In computing our long-term care grades, we look at the assistance with daily living received by a nursing home's patients. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 97.849464 percent of its patients, which is better than the average nursing home. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was short-term care. We gave it a B- in this area. This is a decent grade in this area. Our short-term care grade is often used to measure a facility's rehabilitation services. To have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 4.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Chosen Valley Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Chosen Valley Care Center, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Chosen Valley Care Center, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Chosen Valley Care Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who have experienced a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Chosen Valley Care Center, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Chosen Valley Care Center, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Chosen Valley Care Center, 4.73% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Chosen Valley Care Center, 93.57% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Chosen Valley Care Center, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Chosen Valley Care Center, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.
In Chosen Valley Care Center, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Chosen Valley Care Center, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Chosen Valley Care Center, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Chosen Valley Care Center, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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