Griggs County Care Center is a small non-profit nursing home located in Cooperstown, North Dakota. Sporting an overall score of A, this is undoubtedly a top-shelf facility. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the United States. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are equally impressive. You just can't do any better than a straight A profile.
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Griggs County Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Wound Care
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is just about as good as it gets in this very important category. Inspection scores are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This exemplary nursing home also dominated in the category of long-term care, where it received a score of A+. Only a small group of nursing homes performed better in this category. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This particular nursing home 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 nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning patients even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final category, this nursing home also was given a very strong short-term care grade, with a grade of A-. This finished off an elite profile. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients 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.
Griggs County Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Griggs County Care Center, 7.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Griggs County Care Center, 7.41% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Griggs County Care Center, 3.82% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Griggs County Care Center, 24.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Griggs County Care Center, 12.03% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Griggs County Care Center, 6.56% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Griggs County Care Center, 100% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Griggs County Care Center, 15.87% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Griggs County Care Center, 5.41% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' well-being.
In Griggs County Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Griggs County Care Center, 5.41% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
- Cooperstown Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away1200 Roberts Ave Ne Cooperstown North Dakota 58425Voluntary non-profit - Private(701) 797-2221