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Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency
  • Memory Care

Updated Mar 1, 2020 by Nick Lata

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: B-plus

This facility was given a favorable short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better scores in that area with a grade of B+. In calculating our short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we graded was nursing, where this facility was awarded a grade of B-. This actually proved to be this facility's least impressive category. This is nevertheless not the end of the world. There are quite a few criteria within this category. Most of these data points relate to the quantity of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided just 0 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is far below the national average. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally an indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay residents which sustained a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 4.73% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 93.57% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 13.28% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 20.05% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Fitzgerald Nh and Rehab, 76.19% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

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