With an address in Bismarck, North Dakota, Missouri Slope Luth Care Center is one of six facilities there. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is an elite rating. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities nationally. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Missouri Slope Luth Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a great overall score, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with an A. In determining a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the amount of time nurses are caring for patients and the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving patients at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to alert you to the fact that this facility was given a superb grade of A in our short-term care area. In crafting our short-term care grades, 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 objective is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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We awarded this facility an A- for inspections. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category usually have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our last category, this nursing home was given an acceptable long-term care score. Although this is not nearly as impressive as several of its other scores, this is truly not the end of the world. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinated 98.68173 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Missouri Slope Luth Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Missouri Slope Luth Care Center, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Missouri Slope Luth Care Center, 4.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Missouri Slope Luth Care Center, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Missouri Slope Luth Care Center, 19.9% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Missouri Slope Luth Care Center, 18.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Missouri Slope Luth Care Center, 5.76% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents showing signs of depression. Some argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Missouri Slope Luth Care Center, 96.66% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Missouri Slope Luth Care Center, 15.94% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Missouri Slope Luth Care Center, 17.76% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
In Missouri Slope Luth Care Center, 1.14 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Missouri Slope Luth Care Center, 17.76 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Missouri Slope Luth Care Center, 8.62 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Missouri Slope Luth Care Center, 78.29% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Bismarck, 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 B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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