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Dunseith Com Nursing Home

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 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+Aug 22: B+Sep 22: B+
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15 1st St Ne,
Dunseith ND 58329

(701) 244-5495

93.21% 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. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the country. 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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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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: A-minus

This nursing home performed well in the category of long-term care. Indeed, we gave it a score of A- for that category, which is one of our most impressive grades. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 95.69893 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a great way to avoid negative health outcomes for the elderly population. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility was given a favorable short-term care score as well. We gave it one of our higher scores in that area with a grade of B. Short-term care ratings are important for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The last area we graded was nursing. This nursing home was given an impressive nursing grade in our assessment, with a grade of B. This facility truly didn't have any weak grades. Our nursing category weighs a handful of data points, most of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This facility 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 place 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Dunseith Com Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 6.08% 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: B-plus

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 4.48% 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, 3.36% 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, 19.9% 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

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 18.84% 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, 5.76% of Patients

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

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 96.66% 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, 15.94% 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-minus

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 17.76% 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: C

In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 17.76 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.