Located in Clara City, Minnesota, Clara City Care Center is the lone facility we found in this area. With an overall score of A, this is undoubtedly a superb nursing home. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's remarkable report card is its nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
Clara City 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
- No Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. There are a number of subcategories included in this grade. Most of the datapoints reflect staffing levels. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was dominant in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a deadly condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not take any chances. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care score as well. We gave it one of our higher scores in that category with a score of B+. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Turning to the last category we looked at, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an impressive grade of B+. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clara City Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clara City Care Center, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clara City Care Center, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who sustained a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clara City Care Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that had UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clara City Care Center, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clara City Care Center, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clara City Care Center, 4.73% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clara City Care Center, 93.57% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clara City Care Center, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clara City Care Center, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clara City Care Center, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
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