Meadows on Fairview
25565 Fairview Avenue, Wyoming MN 55092 · (651) 982-6228 · 86.42% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Meadows on Fairview is a very-small non-profit facility in Wyoming, Minnesota. It looks like this nursing home is among the best nursing homes we found. Receiving an A+ in our grading scheme requires excellent scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we rated it as one of the top 500 best nursing homes in the United States. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary profile is its nursing grade, which you can find in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 14 Beds
Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. When determining our nursing grades, we analyze both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This place provided 7.1 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is among the more impressive figures in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most highly skilled levels of nurses. We are really impressed by both of these figures. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in Minnesota in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
This facility has also received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was short-term care. This facility also was given an A+ short-term care grade, making it one of the few facilities to be given more than one A+ category scores. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. This facility elevated its grade in this area by providing more care from registered nurses to its patients than a typical facility. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. This place fared as well as just about any nursing home in Minnesota in this area with 69.4 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, at most facilities, less than half of their short-term residents ever return home.
Long-term Care Quality
In our final category, this nursing home was awarded another A+ for its long-term care rating. This completed a remarkable report card of all A+'s. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. It does not look like this nursing home submitted vaccination data. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Meadows on Fairview Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better