Fairview Care Center is a small government-owned facility in Dodge Center, Minnesota. With an overall score of A-, this facility is one of the better nursing homes we looked at. We could not find many negative things to say about this facility. Its scores are as good as they get. The best part of this facility's impressive profile is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
Fairview Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To add to its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a score of A- for its long-term care score. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. Once we assessed the volume of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 89.928055 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Our nursing grade weighs a host of subcategories. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we rated was short-term care. In this category, we awarded this facility a strong grade of B. Our short-term care scores are probably most critical for residents needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 4.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fairview Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fairview Care Center, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fairview Care Center, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fairview Care Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fairview Care Center, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fairview Care Center, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fairview Care Center, 4.73% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fairview Care Center, 93.57% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fairview Care Center, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fairview Care Center, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Fairview Care Center, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fairview Care Center, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fairview Care Center, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fairview Care Center, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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