With an address in Garrison, North Dakota, CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison is one of only two available facilities in this city. With an overall grade of A-, this is without a doubt an impressive facility. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the country. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category grades, which are also impressive. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
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CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 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
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Garrison, North Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Garrison, North Dakota Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Garrison, North Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this facility performed well in inspections, where it received an A. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a 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
Adding to its top-shelf assessment, this facility also was awarded a dominant short-term care score, with a grade of A-. Short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our next area, this facility received an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, it received a grade of A- in that area. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The final category we rated was nursing, where this nursing home was awarded a B+. This wrapped up a first-rate report card. Very few nursing homes received a B+ or higher in every category. Our nursing score includes many components, however, the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place North Dakota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a patient more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison, 15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison, 10% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percent of long-term residents that suffered a fall resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison, 3.41% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who had a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison, 25.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison, 9.2% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison, 100% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison, 21.74% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison, 18.2% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison, 18.2% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
- Garrison Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away407 3rd Ave Se Garrison North Dakota 58540Voluntary non-profit - Church(701) 463-2275