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Little Falls Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Little Falls Care Center's website

1200 First Avenue Northeast,
Little Falls MN 56345

(320) 632-9211

79.68% estimated occupancy 1

Little Falls Care Center is one of only two available nursing homes located in Little Falls, Minnesota. This facility received an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average score. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. As you can see below, this place also performed just fine in our category grades. It is hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing score. Nursing actually turned out to be its best category. In that category, we awarded this facility an A. In determining a facility's nursing score, we weigh the amount of time nurses are with residents as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics 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.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also performed well in inspections. It received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best scores in that category with an A-. Few nursing homes with an overall score in this range performed as well in multiple categories. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This means that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The third category we looked at was short-term care. This facility received a favorable short-term care score, with a grade of B in this category. In our short-term care assessment, we seek to forge a fair gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final category we rated was long-term care. This nursing home received a favorable long-term care score in our assessment, with a grade of B. This facility really doesn't have any weak links. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 99.4709 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't take any chances. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Little Falls Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Little Falls Care Center, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Little Falls Care Center, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percent of long-term care residents who suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Little Falls Care Center, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Little Falls Care Center, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Little Falls Care Center, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Little Falls Care Center, 4.58% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Little Falls Care Center, 93.31% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Little Falls Care Center, 13.09% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Little Falls Care Center, 18.07% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Little Falls Care Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Little Falls Care Center, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Little Falls Care Center, 12.51 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Little Falls Care Center, 76.76% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Gabriels HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.12 miles away815 Southeast Second Street Little Falls Minnesota 56345Voluntary non-profit - Private(320) 632-5441

Nearby Dialysis

  • Saint Cloud Hospital1.13 miles away808 3rd St Se Suite 160 Little Falls Minnesota 56345Dialysis Stations: 13 (320) 631-4381