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The Meadows on University

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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The Meadows on University 's website

1315 S University Dr,
Fargo ND 58103

(701) 237-3030

78.43% estimated occupancy 1

Note: The Meadows on University has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

The Meadows on University is one of six available nursing homes in Fargo, North Dakota. This facility was awarded an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a subpar score. As far as we can see, we would struggle to recommend this place. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was nursing, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Bariatric Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in North Dakota badge

Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

While we did not have many favorable things to say about this facility's overall grade, it did receive a respectable nursing grade of B-. There are a host of datapoints within this area. Many of the criteria reflect the quantity of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is significantly below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home's next most favorable area is short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B-. In our short-term care score, we try to create a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also awarded this nursing home a middle of the pack grade in the area of long-term care, with a B-. In computing these long-term care scores, we analyze the facility's personal care services. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

The last category we looked at is inspections. The nursing home received a C in this category. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home had 5 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were category G through L deficiencies. This tells you this facility avoided the more significant classes of deficiencies. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Meadows on University Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In The Meadows on University , 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In The Meadows on University , 4.48% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In The Meadows on University , 3.36% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In The Meadows on University , 19.9% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In The Meadows on University , 18.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In The Meadows on University , 5.76% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may imply worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In The Meadows on University , 96.66% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In The Meadows on University , 15.94% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In The Meadows on University , 17.76% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In The Meadows on University , 1.14 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In The Meadows on University , 17.76 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In The Meadows on University , 8.62 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In The Meadows on University , 78.29% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Fargo, ND

  • Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Fargo, North Dakota has 5 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • SanfordAcute Care Hospitals 1.72 miles away801 Broadway North Fargo North Dakota 58122Voluntary non-profit - Private(701) 234-2000
  • Essentia Health FargoAcute Care Hospitals 2.41 miles away3000 32nd Ave South Fargo North Dakota 58104Voluntary non-profit - Private(701) 364-8000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Sanford Dialysis Fargo1.6 miles away2801 University Dr S Route 2005 Fargo North Dakota 58103CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (701) 234-8400
  • Davita - Fargo Dialysis3.14 miles away4474 23rd Ave S Suite M Fargo North Dakota 58104Dialysis Stations: 12 (701) 281-3900
  • Moorhead Dialysis - Davita3.89 miles away1710 Center Ave W Ste 100 Dilworth Minnesota 56529Dialysis Stations: 12 (218) 233-3354