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 facility is clearly a top-shelf facility. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top ten percentile of all nursing homes nationally. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's remarkable report card is its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Clara City Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Minnesota Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to a phenomenal overall grade, this facility also received A+ nursing grade. The nursing score weighs several subcategories, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home was given high marks in the area of long-term care. For this reason, it was given one of our highest grades in that category with a grade of A+. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home also received excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our best scores in that category, with a grade of A. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category most likely avoided 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.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last area, we gave this facility an A for its short-term care grade. This completed a first-rate report card. In computing our short-term care scores, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is frequently a solid measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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, 4.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clara City Care Center, 0.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clara City Care Center, 0.83% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients that have suffered from a urinary tract infection. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clara City Care Center, 5.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clara City Care Center, 14.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clara City Care Center, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clara City Care Center, 100% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clara City Care Center, 13.21% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clara City Care Center, 8.24% of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clara City Care Center, 8.24% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clara City Care Center, 80.83% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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