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Colonial Manor of Balaton

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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 located in Balaton, Minnesota. It looks like this nursing home is among the highest-graded nursing homes we assessed. It was given one of the most impressive grades we offer. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the United States. This place also received consistently good grades in all four of our categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

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Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care rating. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 96.7742 percent of its residents, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Nursing ratings are primarily based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In our final area, we awarded this facility a grade of A for its short-term care score. This finished off a first-rate profile. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. We weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Colonial Manor of Balaton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 2.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 4.92% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 1.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 24.39% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 97.87% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 8.62% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 8.54% of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 8.54% of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Colonial Manor of Balaton, 81.8% of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.