Interfaith Care Center is a nursing home in Carlton, Minnesota, which has 3,281 people. It looks like this nursing home is one of the higher-rated nursing homes we looked at. A grade of this caliber requires very strong marks across the board. Based on our ratings, you can't go wrong with this nursing home. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card was its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section
Interfaith Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
811 Third Street,
Carlton MN 55718
76.45% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. The nursing rating assesses a handful of components, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This place boasts a really impressive 4.5 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, of which a significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly skilled levels of nurses. This is one of the better totals of nursing hours we found. On top of providing impressive levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed as well as any facility in Minnesota when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its first-rate resume, this facility also was given a superb short-term care grade, with a score of A. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to devise a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered substantially more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Minnesota in this area with 62.9 percent of its patients returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also received favorable long-term care grades in our assessment. In fact, we gave them one of our stronger grades in that category, with a score of B+. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. On top of patient-friendly nursing hour statistics, this nursing home's vaccination data is as good as it gets as well. Indeed, it vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Turning to inspections, it appears this facility has received quality government inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a B in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. This facility received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Interfaith Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Interfaith Care Center, 6.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Interfaith Care Center, 4.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Interfaith Care Center, 2.82% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Interfaith Care Center, 16.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Interfaith Care Center, 12.02% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Interfaith Care Center, 4.55% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Interfaith Care Center, 94.12% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Interfaith Care Center, 13.22% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Interfaith Care Center, 19.91% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Interfaith Care Center, 19.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Interfaith Care Center, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Interfaith Care Center, 76.23% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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