Countryview Assisted Living is a facility in Fairfax, Minnesota, a city with 1,922 people. With an overall score of A, this is undoubtedly an elite nursing home. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top ten percent of all nursing homes nationally. One of the major highlights of this facility's stellar profile is its long-term care grade. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
Countryview Assisted Living
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
Updated Oct 1, 2021 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Minnesota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Minnesota Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also fared well in the area of long-term care, where it earned an A+. Few facilities fared better in this category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Our nursing rating is mostly associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a very impressive short-term care score. Indeed, this ended up being its third best category score. In that area, this facility received a score of A. Short-term care grades are often employed to score a facility's rehabilitation services In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes 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. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Turning to our inspection category, this facility excelled in that area, which is based on the nursing home's recent government inspections. We awarded it an elite grade of A- for that category. This topped off its straight A report card. Our inspection grades are tied to data points found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident 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.
Countryview Assisted Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Countryview Assisted Living, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Countryview Assisted Living, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who had falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Countryview Assisted Living, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Countryview Assisted Living, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay patients that were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Countryview Assisted Living, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Countryview Assisted Living, 4.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Countryview Assisted Living, 93.31% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Countryview Assisted Living, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Countryview Assisted Living, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Countryview Assisted Living, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Countryview Assisted Living, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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