With an address in Garrison, North Dakota, Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac is one of only two available facilities in this city. With an overall grade of A, this is without a doubt a superb facility. We were so impressed with this facility that we rated it as one of the top 25 nursing homes in North Dakota. 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.
Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing score assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A. Inspection ratings are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's government inspections. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is long-term care. Adding to its first-rate resume, this facility also excelled in this category. In fact, it received a grade of of A in the area. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last category, this nursing home was given an extremely favorable short-term care score. We gave it a B+ in that area, topping off one of our better profiles. With our short-term care category, we strive to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac, 6.25% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that suffer from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac, 4.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term care residents that had a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac, 3.34% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which had a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac, 19.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac, 18.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac, 5.86% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac, 96.6% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac, 15.72% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac, 1.04 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Garrison Mem Hosp Nsg Fac, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
- Garrison Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away407 3rd Ave Se Garrison North Dakota 58540Voluntary non-profit - Church(701) 463-2275