Fairview Care Center is a small government-owned facility in Dodge Center, Minnesota. Sporting an overall score of A, this facility is one of the most impressive nursing homes we found. We could not find many negative things to say about this facility. Its scores are as good as they get. One of the major highlights of this facility's stellar profile is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Fairview Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 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
In addition to receiving a quality overall score, this nursing home also received excellent health inspections recently. We awarded it one of our highest grades in that area, with an A. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its high-end profile, this facility also was awarded a dominant short-term care score, with a score of A-. Short-term care grades are important for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Our nursing score is mostly associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the next category, this nursing home also performed well in the long-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that area. This wrapped up truly elite report card. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 87.586205 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is somewhat less than we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fairview Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fairview Care Center, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fairview Care Center, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fairview Care Center, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric could also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fairview Care Center, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fairview Care Center, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fairview Care Center, 4.58% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fairview Care Center, 93.31% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fairview Care Center, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fairview Care Center, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Fairview Care Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fairview Care Center, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fairview Care Center, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fairview Care Center, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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