Lakewood Health System is located in Staples, Minnesota. This city has a population of 5,384 people. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this nursing home number 45 in the nation. This puts it in the top one percentile of all nursing homes. We also wanted to point out that this place is located in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive medical services are offered. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category grades, which also impressed us. You just can't do much better than a straight A profile.
Lakewood Health System
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections were nearly perfect. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. We were not able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. When computing our nursing scores, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This facility provided 0.5 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 employing a system of moving patients at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed was short-term care. This facility excelled in our short-term care rating as well. We gave them an impressive score of A+ in this category. With our short-term care category, we strive to forge a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category we graded, this facility was awarded a very favorable grade of A in our long-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home completed a straight A report card. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lakewood Health System Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lakewood Health System, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lakewood Health System, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lakewood Health System, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lakewood Health System, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lakewood Health System, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lakewood Health System, 4.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lakewood Health System, 93.31% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lakewood Health System, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lakewood Health System, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Lakewood Health System, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lakewood Health System, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lakewood Health System, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lakewood Health System, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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