Essentia Health - Homestead is a facility located in Deer River, Minnesota, a city with 5,137 people. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is one of our better ratings. We also wanted to point out that this nursing home is located in a hospital. Typically, this indicates that more intensive healthcare services are available. This place also received very consistent grades in each of our categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Essentia Health - Homestead
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In calculating a facility's nursing grade, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are caring for residents and the levels of training of those nurses. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A-. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report, which is still very impressive. A single deficiency isn't anything to panic about.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a very impressive short-term care score. This actually ended up being this facility's third best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a score of A-. With our short-term care assessment, we seek to forge a fair barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated is this facility's weakest category. However, even its weakest link would be a strength for many facilities. In fact, we gave it a favorable grade of B for long-term care. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 98.4375 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Essentia Health - Homestead Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 3.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 1.56% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 7.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 5.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 11.67% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 97.75% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 4.08% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Many argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 9.43% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 9.43% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 50.13% of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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