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 fifth of all facilities in the United States. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also quite good. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Griggs County Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
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 facility also was strong in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A. Not many facilities fared better in this category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly illness for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this nursing home also was awarded favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. In fact, we awarded them one of our stronger scores in that area, with a score of B+. Our short-term care ratings are critical for prospective residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
In our last area, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for its nursing score. This finished off an elite report card. The nursing score considers numerous data points. The most important variable is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 6.25% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents who suffer from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Griggs County Care Center, 4.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Griggs County Care Center, 3.34% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients who had UTI's. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Griggs County Care Center, 19.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Griggs County Care Center, 18.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Griggs County Care Center, 5.86% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Griggs County Care Center, 96.6% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Griggs County Care Center, 15.72% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Griggs County Care Center, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.
In Griggs County Care Center, 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 Griggs County Care Center, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
- Cooperstown Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away1200 Roberts Ave Ne Cooperstown North Dakota 58425Voluntary non-profit - Private(701) 797-2221