Eventide Heartland is a small non-profit facility in Devils Lake, North Dakota. Sporting an overall rating of B-, this appears to be a decent facility. Based on our assessment, this nursing home likely wouldn't be a bad choice. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home was consistent in each of the other areas we looked at. More information about its category grades can be found below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection score. In fact, its inspection grade was far superior to its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A-. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. This turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B. We weighed the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses were with patients, in determining our rating in this category. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third most favorable category is its short-term care grade, where it was given a B-. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 3.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at was long-term care. For this category, we awarded this facility a grade of C. If you are looking for services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the vaccine to 96.78715 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable datapoint. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eventide Heartland Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eventide Heartland, 6.25% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eventide Heartland, 4.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eventide Heartland, 3.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eventide Heartland, 19.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eventide Heartland, 18.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eventide Heartland, 5.86% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eventide Heartland, 96.6% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eventide Heartland, 15.72% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eventide Heartland, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Eventide Heartland, 1.04 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eventide Heartland, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Eventide Heartland, 9.34 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Eventide Heartland, 77.97% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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