With an address in Virginia, Minnesota, Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent is one of only two available nursing homes in the area. It looks like this is a great nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable rating. At the end of the day, this facility is a solid choice for most people. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its short-term care score, which you can find in the next section.
Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home received even higher grades in our short-term care rating. It received one of our best grades in that area with an A. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more meaningful for residents requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 7.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. When calculating our nursing scores, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home 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 Minnesota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving patients even once per day.
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This facility earned a good score in the area of inspections as well. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies an immediate risk to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded is long-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of C. Although this turned out to be its least impressive category score, this is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. Our long-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of nursing care. This includes a vast spectrum of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine medical services. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 96.74797 percent of its residents, which is higher than the average nursing home. This facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent, 4.73% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent, 93.57% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Essentia Health Virginia Care Cent, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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