Divine Providence Health Center is a very-small non-profit nursing home located in Ivanhoe, Minnesota. With an overall score of B, this nursing home is a fine choice. You could certainly do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Divine Providence Health Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2021 by Nick Reese
Long-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility also received an impressive long-term care rating this year. We gave them one of our better grades in that category, with a grade of B+. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. Once we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 65.21739 percent of its patients against pneumonia. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Adding to its impressive profile, this nursing home also performed at a high level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that area with an B+. Arguably the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This nursing home was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our third area, this facility also received a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The last category we analyzed was nursing. For that category, we awarded this facility a B-. In calculating a facility's nursing grade, we look at the amount of time nurses spend with residents and the levels of training of those nurses. This facility averages just 0 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is well below average. Finally, while this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality metrics. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this subcategory.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Divine Providence Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Divine Providence Health Center, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who 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 protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Divine Providence Health Center, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Divine Providence Health Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Divine Providence Health Center, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Divine Providence Health Center, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Divine Providence Health Center, 4.73% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Divine Providence Health Center, 93.57% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Divine Providence Health Center, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Divine Providence Health Center, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Divine Providence Health Center, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
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