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Harmony River Living Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Harmony River Living Center's website

1555 Sherwood Street Southeast,
Hutchinson MN 55350

(320) 484-6000

90.83% estimated occupancy 1

Harmony River Living Center is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Featuring an overall score of A-, this nursing home is ranked among the better facilities we looked at. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top quarter of all facilities in the country. The best part of this facility's strong report card is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home has received near flawless health inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also want to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was given an elite score of A in our short-term care category. In computing our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is more often than not a useful measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The third area we assessed is long-term care. This nursing home was given a very positive long-term care score, with a grade of B+ in the area. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 99.4723 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the elderly population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last category we looked at was nursing, in which this nursing home was awarded a grade of B-. This actually turned out to be this facility's worst category. This is still not a bad grade. Our nursing score assesses many data points, many of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This facility provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Harmony River Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Harmony River Living Center, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Harmony River Living Center, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients which have sustained falls which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Harmony River Living Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of long-term stay patients that have sustained UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Harmony River Living Center, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Harmony River Living Center, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Harmony River Living Center, 4.73% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Harmony River Living Center, 93.57% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Harmony River Living Center, 13.28% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Harmony River Living Center, 20.05% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Harmony River Living Center, 1.26 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. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Harmony River Living Center, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Harmony River Living Center, 12.78 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Harmony River Living Center, 76.19% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Hutchinson HealthAcute Care Hospitals 0.77 miles away1095 Highway 15 South Hutchinson Minnesota 55350Voluntary non-profit - Private(320) 234-5000
  • Glencoe Regional Health ServicesCritical Access Hospitals 12.14 miles away1805 Hennepin Avenue North Glencoe Minnesota 55336Voluntary non-profit - Other(320) 864-3121
  • Meeker Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.23 miles away612 South Sibley Avenue Litchfield Minnesota 55355Government - Local(320) 693-4507

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Dialysis - Hutchinson0.82 miles away1069 Highway 15 South Hutchinson Minnesota 55350Dialysis Stations: 12 (320) 234-4940
  • Davita - Glencoe Dialysis12.41 miles away1123 Hennepin Ave N Glencoe Minnesota 55336Dialysis Stations: 8 (320) 864-1901
  • Centracare Kidney Program - Litchfield19.34 miles away520 Us Highway 12 E Ste 6 Litchfield Minnesota 55355Dialysis Stations: 9 (320) 693-7777