Fair Oaks Lodge is a small facility in Wadena, Minnesota. This facility appears to be ranked among the higher-rated facilities we looked at. A score in this range requires very strong marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. We also gave this nursing home phenomenal scores in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Fair Oaks Lodge
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a great overall score, this facility performed well in long-term care. We gave it a grade of A for that category. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 99.32886 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Our nursing grade is mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a first-rate short-term care score. In fact, this ended up being its third strongest category score. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of A-. In forming our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to create a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
In the last category we looked at, we found that this facility earned a solid government inspection report this year as well, with few major dings from government inspectors. As a result, it received a decent score in our inspection category with a B. This facility really didn't have any major weak links. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fair Oaks Lodge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fair Oaks Lodge, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fair Oaks Lodge, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fair Oaks Lodge, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients which had a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fair Oaks Lodge, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fair Oaks Lodge, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fair Oaks Lodge, 4.73% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fair Oaks Lodge, 93.57% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fair Oaks Lodge, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fair Oaks Lodge, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fair Oaks Lodge, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fair Oaks Lodge, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fair Oaks Lodge, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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