Essentia Health - Homestead is a facility located in Deer River, Minnesota, a city with 5,137 people. This turns out to be a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. We also wanted to point out that this place is located in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive healthcare services are available. The best part of this place's profile is its remarkable nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Essentia Health - Homestead
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
We awarded this nursing home one of our better scores in the area of nursing, with a grade of A. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Our nursing score is largely associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also performed well in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A-. Not many nursing homes performed better in this area. With our short-term care grade, we seek to create a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next highest area we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a C. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 94.44444 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Turning the last category of inspections, this ended up being this nursing home's worst grade. Inspection ratings are based on a facility's recent inspection reports. We gave this nursing home a score of D in this category, which is not a very good grade. Since this data is collected by government inspectors, we tend to take it pretty seriously. One of the most important factors in assessing inspection reports is deficiencies. We recommend you scrutinize the severity of the deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with a category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more severe categories of deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies identified by CMS had the potential to cause actual harm to patients. Finally, this facility also received 2 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Essentia Health - Homestead Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 4.73% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 93.57% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Essentia Health - Homestead, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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