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Fairfax Community Home

Updated Oct 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+
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300 Tenth Avenue Southeast,
Fairfax MN 55332

(507) 426-8241

27.58% estimated occupancy 1

Fairfax Community Home is a small nursing home located in Fairfax, Minnesota. This facility is ranked among the highest-rated nursing homes we assessed. Being awarded an A+ in our grading scheme requires excellent scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top five percent of all facilities nationally. If you scroll down, you can see this place's category ratings, which look to be just as strong as its overall grade.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also found that this nursing home excelled in long-term care. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. One of the criteria we considered in addition to this facility's impressive nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly. This combination proved to be successful as this facility was able to keep 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Nursing grades are largely associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 8.6 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This was one of the more impressive figures we found. Furthermore, we found that a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. In addition to offering high levels of nursing care, this place also performed well in several of the quality measures we looked at. By way of illustration, in terms of the number of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this place performed better than the national average. This is often a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can generallY be avoided with better nursing care and having a policy of regularly turning patients to avoid bed sores.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Contributing to its first-rate resume, this nursing home also received a dominant short-term care grade, with a score of A. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it provided substantially more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home also excelled in inspections, where it received an impressive grade of A-. This rounded out a straight A report card for this nursing home. Our inspection grades are based on many data points found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. 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.

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

Fairfax Community Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Fairfax Community Home, 6.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Fairfax Community Home, 4.36% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Fairfax Community Home, 2.82% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Fairfax Community Home, 16.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Fairfax Community Home, 12.02% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Fairfax Community Home, 4.55% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Fairfax Community Home, 94.12% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Fairfax Community Home, 13.22% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Fairfax Community Home, 19.91% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Fairfax Community Home, 19.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Fairfax Community Home, 76.23% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Sleepy Eye Municipal HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 15.17 miles away400 Fourth Avenue Northwest Sleepy Eye Minnesota 56085Government - Local(507) 794-3571
  • New Ulm Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 18.64 miles away1324 Fifth North Street New Ulm Minnesota 56073Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 217-5000
  • Carris Health - Redwood, LLCCritical Access Hospitals 19.17 miles away100 Fallwood Road Redwood Falls Minnesota 56283Government - Local(507) 637-4500

Nearby Dialysis

  • Atlantic Dialysis LLC18.52 miles away701 N Broadway St New Ulm Minnesota 56073Dialysis Stations: 12 (507) 354-1216
  • Redwood Falls Dialysis of Davita18.96 miles away1104 E Bridge St Redwood Falls Minnesota 56283Dialysis Stations: 8 (507) 637-2076

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