Four Seasons Health Care is a small non-profit nursing home located in Forman, North Dakota. With an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is one of the 50 best nursing homes in North Dakota. Based on our assessment, this place is really as good as it gets. This nursing home also received strong grades in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Four Seasons Health Care
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
483 4th St Sw,
Forman ND 58032
86.06% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall rating, this nursing home also performed well in inspections, which is based on its inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an A- in this category. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also want to alert you to the fact that this nursing home received a superb grade of A- in our long-term care area. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 88.78505 percent of its residents against pneumonia. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Our nursing score focuses on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final category, we awarded this facility an A- for our short-term care score. This wrapped up a very impressive profile. In calculating our short-term care scores, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is often a useful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that returned home from the nursing home. 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Four Seasons Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Four Seasons Health Care, 5.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Four Seasons Health Care, 4.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Four Seasons Health Care, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Four Seasons Health Care, 19.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Four Seasons Health Care, 18.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Four Seasons Health Care, 4.3% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Four Seasons Health Care, 96.28% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Four Seasons Health Care, 16.83% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Four Seasons Health Care, 15.5% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Four Seasons Health Care, 1.33 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Four Seasons Health Care, 15.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.