Cornerstone Villa is a facility in Buhl, Minnesota, a city with a total of 1,017 people. This facility appears to be one of the higher-graded nursing homes we looked at. A grade in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. This nursing home was also given strong scores in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A for our long-term care rating. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its superb profile, this facility also performed well in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- for the category. Short-term care scores are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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In addition, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an impressive grade of B+. Few facilities performed better in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
In the final category, this nursing home also was awarded an impressive nursing rating, with a B+. This completed an elite profile. The nursing grade considers several factors. The most important factor is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving residents at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cornerstone Villa Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cornerstone Villa, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cornerstone Villa, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cornerstone Villa, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cornerstone Villa, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cornerstone Villa, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cornerstone Villa, 4.16% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents showing symptoms of depression. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cornerstone Villa, 94.15% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cornerstone Villa, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cornerstone Villa, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cornerstone Villa, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cornerstone Villa, 14.49 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cornerstone Villa, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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