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Dunseith Com Nursing Home

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-Sep 20: B-Oct 20: B-Jan 21: B-Feb 21: B-Mar 21: B-Apr 21: BMay 21: BJun 21: BJul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: B+Nov 21: B+Jan 22: B+Feb 22: B+Mar 22: B+Apr 22: B+May 22: B+Jun 22: B+
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15 1st St Ne,
Dunseith ND 58329

(701) 244-5495

87.85% estimated occupancy 1

Dunseith Com Nursing Home is a small government-owned facility located in Dunseith, North Dakota. With an overall score of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. This nursing home definitely has plenty going for it. This nursing home also received consistently good scores in all of our categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - City

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To pair with its favorable overall score, we awarded this place an A for our inspections rating. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also received a favorable long-term care score. Indeed, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this category. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 95.652176 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid negative health outcomes for the senior population. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Additionally, this facility also was awarded favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we gave it one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a score of B+. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is frequently a solid measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Turning to the last area, this facility was awarded an excellent nursing score. This nursing home didn't prove to have any identifiable weaknesses. There are a number of criteria within this area. Many of these data points are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Dunseith Com Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 6.25% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 4.53% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 3.34% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that sustained a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 19.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 18.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 5.86% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 96.6% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 15.72% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 19.34% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.