Located in Luverne, Minnesota, Mn Veterans Home - Luverne is one of only two available nursing homes in the city. This facility is among the best nursing homes we assessed. In fact, it was given our absolute highest rating. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top five percent of all facilities in the nation. This also appears to be a very consistent facility with consistently strong ratings in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Mn Veterans Home - Luverne
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled in the category of nursing, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. When determining our nursing ratings, we assess both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Does this page answer your questions about Mn Veterans Home - Luverne?
Long-term Care Quality
Turning our third area, this nursing home was given an excellent long-term care score. In fact, it received a score of A in that category. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.64413 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last category, we gave this nursing home an A for our short-term care grade. This rounded out a very favorable report card. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mn Veterans Home - Luverne Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mn Veterans Home - Luverne, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mn Veterans Home - Luverne, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mn Veterans Home - Luverne, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mn Veterans Home - Luverne, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mn Veterans Home - Luverne, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mn Veterans Home - Luverne, 4.73% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mn Veterans Home - Luverne, 93.57% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mn Veterans Home - Luverne, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mn Veterans Home - Luverne, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Mn Veterans Home - Luverne, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mn Veterans Home - Luverne, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
- Sanford Luverne Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.23 miles away1600 N Kniss Avenue P O Box 1019 Luverne Minnesota 56156Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 283-2321