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Fair Meadow Nursing Home

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  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: A-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: A+Oct 20: AJan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: A
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Fair Meadow Nursing Home's website

Box 8 300 Garfield Avenue Southeast,
Fertile MN 56540

(218) 945-6194

90.23% estimated occupancy 1

Fair Meadow Nursing Home is a facility in Fertile, Minnesota. The city has a population of 1,962 people. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. You simply can't do much better than this place. This facility also received phenomenal grades in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Meal Delivery
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to a phenomenal overall grade, this facility also received A+ nursing grade. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents more often.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

The third category we analyzed was short-term care. Adding to its high-end profile, this facility also excelled in that area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A for the area. Short-term care scores are crucial for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In our final category, this facility also was given an excellent long-term care grade, with a B+. This completed a first-rate report card. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are kept in good health. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Fair Meadow Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Fair Meadow Nursing Home, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Fair Meadow Nursing Home, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric indicates the percent of long-term care patients that have had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Fair Meadow Nursing Home, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Fair Meadow Nursing Home, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Fair Meadow Nursing Home, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Fair Meadow Nursing Home, 4.73% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Fair Meadow Nursing Home, 93.57% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Fair Meadow Nursing Home, 13.28% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Fair Meadow Nursing Home, 20.05% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Fair Meadow Nursing Home, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Fair Meadow Nursing Home, 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.