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Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency
  • Memory Care

Updated Mar 1, 2020 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: B+
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227 Mckinley Avenue,
Eveleth MN 55734

(218) 744-7570

4.16% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

With an address in Eveleth, Minnesota, Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab is the only option we were able to find there. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this is a strong nursing home. This place definitely has plenty going for it. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is long-term care, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in the area of long-term care, where it received an A-. Few facilities performed better in this area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

We also want to emphasize this nursing home's nearly flawless government inspections recently. We gave them an A- in this category. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility was given impressive marks in the category of short-term care as well. As a result, we gave it one of our most favorable scores in that category with a area of A-. In forming these short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last category we graded was nursing. In that area, we gave this facility a solid grade of B-. This was this nursing home's weakest area. The nursing category includes a handful of components, many of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, while this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of our quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this area.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

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

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 4.58% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 93.31% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 13.09% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 18.07% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 76.76% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Essentia Health Northern Pines Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 14.74 miles away5211 Highway 110 Aurora Minnesota 55705Voluntary non-profit - Private(218) 229-4222
  • University Medical Center-Mesabi/ Mesaba ClinicsAcute Care Hospitals 18.76 miles away750 East 34th St Hibbing Minnesota 55746Voluntary non-profit - Other(218) 362-6730

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Dialysis - Eveleth0.04 miles away233 Mckinley Ave Eveleth Minnesota 55734Dialysis Stations: 12 (218) 744-3226