With an address in Two Harbors, Minnesota, The Waterview Shores is the lone option we identified in this area. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B, which is a quality grade. You could certainly do much worse than this place. The best part of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
The Waterview Shores
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
402 - 13th Avenue,
Two Harbors MN 55616
79.09% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall performance, we gave this nursing home an A- for the area of inspections. Inspection scores are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor dings are not something to panic about.
Building on its strong performance in other areas, we gave this nursing home an B+ for our nursing rating. Our nursing score weighs quite a few subcategories, many of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded an impressive short-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B in this category. In crafting our short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is long-term care, which proved to be this facility's weakest area. We gave this facility a grade of D in that category. Sadly, this score hurt the nursing home's overall profile to some degree. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.2126 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this place also keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Waterview Shores Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Waterview Shores, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Waterview Shores, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents who have suffered falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Waterview Shores, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Waterview Shores, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating several medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Waterview Shores, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Waterview Shores, 4.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Waterview Shores, 93.31% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Waterview Shores, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Waterview Shores, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Waterview Shores, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Waterview Shores, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
- Lake View Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.11 miles away325 Eleventh Ave Two Harbors Minnesota 55616Voluntary non-profit - Private(218) 834-7300