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 25 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 Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned an impressive nursing rating. In this area, we awarded this facility an A. We looked at the levels of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses worked with patients, in determining our score 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 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 facility Minnesota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a patient more frequently.
This facility has earned near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this area. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. 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
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we gave them one of our more favorable scores in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. Our short-term care grades are important for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at was long-term care. This nursing home was awarded a strong nursing grade in our assessment, with a B. Even though this was not as elite as a few of its other category grades, this remains one of the stronger grades for that area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.86363 percent of its residents. This is a great way to minimize negative health outcomes for the senior population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization 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, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clarkfield Care Center, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced falls which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clarkfield Care Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clarkfield Care Center, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clarkfield Care Center, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clarkfield Care Center, 4.73% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clarkfield Care Center, 93.57% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clarkfield Care Center, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clarkfield Care Center, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clarkfield Care Center, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clarkfield Care Center, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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