Clarkfield Care Center is located in Clarkfield, Minnesota, a city with a total of 1,408 people. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the country. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is a no brainer for just about anybody. This facility also received very consistent ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades is available below.
Clarkfield Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
805 Fifth Street, Box 458,
Clarkfield MN 56223
56.11% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Minnesota Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses worked with residents, in determining our grade in this category. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Minnesota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning patients even once per day.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Not many nursing homes performed as well in this area. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to point out the fact that this nursing home was awarded a superb score of A- in our short-term care category. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of residents who 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 nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the last area, this nursing home received an excellent long-term care grade. While this is not nearly as impressive as some of its other category grades, this is still one of the stronger scores a facility can receive. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 97.59036 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clarkfield Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clarkfield Care Center, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clarkfield Care Center, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clarkfield Care Center, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents which had UTI's. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clarkfield Care Center, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clarkfield Care Center, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clarkfield Care Center, 4.58% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many would argue this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clarkfield Care Center, 93.31% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clarkfield Care Center, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clarkfield Care Center, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clarkfield Care Center, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clarkfield Care Center, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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