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 strong grade. You could certainly do much worse than this place. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.
The Waterview Shores
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a strong nursing home is that it received an impressive inspection score. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category grade. In this category, we awarded this facility an A. Inspection scores are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Among this facility's other strengths is its elite nursing grade. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A-. Our nursing grade is mostly associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 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 frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was short-term care. This facility received a very positive short-term care score, with a grade of B+ in the area. With our short-term care category, we attempt to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was long-term care, in which this nursing home received a C. Even though this wound up being its poorest category grade, this is nevertheless not a bad grade. Our long-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of care. This means a vast spectrum of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinated 98.4375 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Waterview Shores Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Waterview Shores, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Waterview Shores, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Waterview Shores, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint could also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Waterview Shores, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Waterview Shores, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Waterview Shores, 4.73% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Many argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Waterview Shores, 93.57% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Waterview Shores, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Waterview Shores, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Waterview Shores, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Waterview Shores, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform 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