Gundersen Harmony Care Center is a small non-profit nursing home located in Harmony, Minnesota. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the nation. You flat out can not do much better than this place. Finally, this wound up being a very consistent facility with consistently strong grades in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
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Gundersen Harmony Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this nursing home has received near flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to alert you to the fact that this facility was given a dominant grade of A in our short-term care category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Our nursing score assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
In our final area, this facility also was given an impressive long-term care grade, with a grade of A-. This wrapped up a rare straight A report card. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gundersen Harmony Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gundersen Harmony Care Center, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients which have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gundersen Harmony Care Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. More supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gundersen Harmony Care Center, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gundersen Harmony Care Center, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gundersen Harmony Care Center, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gundersen Harmony Care Center, 4.16% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gundersen Harmony Care Center, 94.15% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gundersen Harmony Care Center, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gundersen Harmony Care Center, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
In Gundersen Harmony Care Center, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gundersen Harmony Care Center, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gundersen Harmony Care Center, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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