Located in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, Divine Providence Community Home is one of just a few nursing homes in this area. This proved to be a grade A facility, which is a phenomenal score. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 100 nursing homes in Minnesota. This is an impressive achievement in a state with a long list of high-end nursing homes. This nursing home also received very consistent scores in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Divine Providence Community Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
700 Third Avenue Northwest,
Sleepy Eye MN 56085
73.77% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end profile, this facility also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, we awarded it a score of A for that area. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Nursing scores are mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is short-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B+. This completed an elite profile. Few facilities earned a B+ or better in each of our categories. In determining these short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. 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.
Divine Providence Community Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Divine Providence Community Home, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Divine Providence Community Home, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Divine Providence Community Home, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Divine Providence Community Home, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Divine Providence Community Home, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Divine Providence Community Home, 4.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Divine Providence Community Home, 93.31% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Divine Providence Community Home, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Divine Providence Community Home, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Divine Providence Community Home, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Divine Providence Community Home, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Divine Providence Community Home, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
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