Mn Veterans Home Fergus Falls is a nursing home located in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, a city with a total of 18,548 people. With an A overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. Based on our assessment, this place ought to be a wonderful choice for most people. This facility also received very consistent grades in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades is available below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A+
Jan 19: A+May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing grade consists of many components, however, the primary one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This place provided 4.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is among the highest totals in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We were really impressed by both of these statistics. On top of providing impressive levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. With less than 5 percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Many pressure ulcers can be avoided by offering better nursing care and having a policy of moving patients even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

A
Jan 19: AMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This facility also was given a high-end short-term care score. Indeed, this turned out to be this facility's second most impressive category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A. In determining these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

A
Jan 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

B
Jan 19: A+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

The final category we scored is long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a favorable grade of B. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 95.51122 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.57 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
A-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Mn Veterans Home Fergus Falls Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
5.96%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a fall resulting in major injury.

Provider
D
6.23%
State
B-
4.22%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents that sustained UTI's. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Provider
B
2.24%
State
B
2.6%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
D
25.76%
State
B
14%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
A+
4.52%
State
A-
11.64%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.

Provider
B-
3.1%
State
B
3.96%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B
97.76%
State
B
93.72%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
B
14.89%
State
B+
13.43%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.

Provider
B+
18.48%
State
B
15.97%
National
B
17.11%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Provider
A+
0.38
State
B+
1.51
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
B-
18.48
State
B
15.97
National
B
17.11

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Lake Region Healthcare Corporation 1.76 mi
712 South Cascade Fergus Falls Minnesota 56537
(218) 736-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc Dialysis - Fergus Falls 1.89 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
907 S Mill St Fergus Falls Minnesota 56537
(218) 739-6208