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Ecumen North Branch

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Ecumen North Branch's website

5379 -383rd Street,
North Branch MN 55056

(651) 829-0117

50% estimated occupancy 1

Ecumen North Branch is in North Branch, Minnesota, a city with 13,546 people. We gave this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. We simply can't say enough good things about this place. This also proved to be a very consistent nursing home with consistent ratings in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

On top of receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. When computing our nursing scores, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a resident even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received a strong score of A in our long-term care area. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.29578 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

We gave this facility an A- for inspections. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Moving on to our next category, this nursing home was awarded an excellent short-term care grade. We gave it an A- in that category, rounding out a straight A profile. In calculating our short-term care ratings, 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 category is generally a useful measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Ecumen North Branch Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Ecumen North Branch, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that suffer from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Ecumen North Branch, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Ecumen North Branch, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients that have suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Ecumen North Branch, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Ecumen North Branch, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Ecumen North Branch, 4.58% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Ecumen North Branch, 93.31% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Ecumen North Branch, 13.09% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Ecumen North Branch, 18.07% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Ecumen North Branch, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Ecumen North Branch, 76.76% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Cambridge Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.91 miles away701 South Dellwood Avenue Cambridge Minnesota 55008Voluntary non-profit - Private(763) 689-7700
  • Fairview Lakes Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.6 miles away5200 Fairview Boulevard Wyoming Minnesota 55092Voluntary non-profit - Private(763) 389-6481
  • St Croix Regional Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 18.52 miles away235 State Street Saint Croix Falls Wisconsin 54024Voluntary non-profit - Private(715) 483-0556

Nearby Dialysis

  • Centracare Kidney Program - Cambridge11.84 miles away520 Sw 11th Ave South Bldg Cambridge Minnesota 55008Dialysis Stations: 15 (763) 263-7390
  • Davita - Wyoming Dialysis12.7 miles away5657 257th St Wyoming Minnesota 55092Dialysis Stations: 12 (651) 408-8938
  • St Croix Falls Dialysis of Davita18.86 miles away744 Louisiana St East Saint Croix Falls Wisconsin 54024Dialysis Stations: 9 (715) 483-1555