Fargo Elim Health Care Center is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Fargo, North Dakota. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is one of our higher ratings. In fact, this nursing home ended up being one of the top 50 nursing homes in North Dakota. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Fargo Elim Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Our inspection grades are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a strong long-term care grade. This actually ended up being this facility's second most impressive category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a score of A-. For residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. After we finished assessing the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 90.76923 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also was awarded favorable short-term care grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our stronger scores in that area, with a score of B+. Our short-term care scores are believed to be more critical for individuals in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
The next category we analyzed was nursing, in which this facility received a B. Even though this ended up being its least impressive category score, this is still an above average score. In calculating a facility's nursing grade, we look at the number of hours nurses are with residents and the level of skill of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as good measures of the quality of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fargo Elim Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fargo Elim Health Care Center, 9.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fargo Elim Health Care Center, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which suffered a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fargo Elim Health Care Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that have suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fargo Elim Health Care Center, 1.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fargo Elim Health Care Center, 18.52% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fargo Elim Health Care Center, 4.84% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fargo Elim Health Care Center, 93.38% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fargo Elim Health Care Center, 4% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fargo Elim Health Care Center, 9.96% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fargo Elim Health Care Center, 9.96% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fargo Elim Health Care Center, 19.96% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fargo Elim Health Care Center, 73.51% of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Fargo, ND
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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