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Good Shepherd Lutheran Home

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Adult Day Care

Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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800 Home Street, Box 747,
Rushford MN 55971

(507) 864-7714

79.69% estimated occupancy 1

Good Shepherd Lutheran Home is located in Rushford, Minnesota, a city with a population of 2,993 people. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is very favorable rating. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities in the United States. The best part of this facility's impressive profile is its nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Other
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. Nursing grades are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection scores are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspections. Facilities that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Moving on our third area, we gave this facility a score of A- for its short-term care score. This is a first-rate score. In determining our short-term care grades, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is typically a useful measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next area we analyzed was long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a favorable grade of B. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.51691 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents which have experienced a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 4.16% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 94.15% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 13.41% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 15.86% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Many would argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 77.42% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Winona Health ServicesAcute Care Hospitals 16.23 miles away855 Mankato Avenue Winona Minnesota 55987Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 454-3650

Nearby Dialysis

  • Winona Health Services16.83 miles awayDialysis Unit 855 Mankato Ave Winona Minnesota 55987Dialysis Stations: 8 (507) 457-4391