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Colonial Manor of Balaton

Updated Jan 1, 2020 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A
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Highway 14 East PO Box 219,
Balaton MN 56115

(507) 734-3511

3.03% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Colonial Manor of Balaton has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Colonial Manor of Balaton is a small nursing home located in Balaton, Minnesota. This is an A rated facility, which is one of the most impressive grades that we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable report card is its long-term care grade, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In addition to receiving a great overall score, this nursing home performed well in the area of long-term care. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 96.7742 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A. Nursing scores are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The fourth category we graded is short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B+. This topped off an elite profile. Only a select few nursing homes earned a B+ or higher in every category. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. It doesn't look like this nursing home submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Colonial Manor of Balaton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 6.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 4.36% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 2.82% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 16.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 12.02% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 4.55% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 94.12% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 13.22% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 19.91% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 19.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 76.23% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.