Good Shepherd Lutheran Home is located in Rushford, Minnesota, a city with a population of 2,993 people. This turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a dominant rating. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the United States. One of the major highlights of this facility's stellar profile is its nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Home
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this nursing home excelled in nursing. We gave it an A for that area. The nursing score consists of a handful of factors, however, the most important consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Minnesota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving residents at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its strong performance in other areas, we gave this facility a grade of A for its long-term care score. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a life threatening condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Our inspection scores are tied to datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth category, this nursing home received a strong short-term care score. Even though this is not nearly as impressive as many of its other scores, this remains one of the stronger grades we offer. In computing our short-term care ratings, we size up the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is frequently a useful measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 4.73% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 93.57% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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