Dunseith Com Nursing Home is in Dunseith, North Dakota. With an overall score of A-, this facility is one of the more impressive facilities we assessed. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the United States. This nursing home also received very consistent ratings in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Dunseith Com Nursing Home
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this place also excelled in inspections, where it received an A. Not many facilities performed better in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. 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
This nursing home also was strong in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a score of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 96.11651 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave this to chance. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a first-rate short-term care score. In fact, this ended up being its third strongest category score. In that category, we gave this facility a score of A-. In determining our short-term care grades, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This area is generally a reliable assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
In our last area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. This topped off a very strong profile. Our nursing rating weighs quite a few data points, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. 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.
Dunseith Com Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 5.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 4.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who sustained falls which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric can also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 19.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 18.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 4.3% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 96.28% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 16.83% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 15.5% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dunseith Com Nursing Home, 15.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.