River Valley Health and Rehabilitation is a small nursing home located in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Sporting an overall grade of C, this is likely a decent nursing home. This place has some things working in its favor. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is short-term care, which is discussed in the next section.
River Valley Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's short-term care grade appears to be its best feature. The facility received a grade of B- in this category. Short-term care grades are typically employed to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This nursing home provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is usually a favorable sign. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
The second highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. Nursing scores are mostly tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a low total compared with most nursing homes. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a place has quality controls in place.
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We also found that this nursing home has earned favorable government inspections in recent years. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is better than many facilities in this category. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. This is a great sign for this facility.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is long-term care. For that category, we awarded this facility a grade of C. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
River Valley Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In River Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In River Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In River Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In River Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In River Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In River Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 4.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In River Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 93.31% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In River Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In River Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In River Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In River Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In River Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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