Neilson Place is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Bemidji, Minnesota. With an overall rating of B, this looks like a good nursing home. You could certainly do much worse than this place. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. We discuss short-term care in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 78 Beds

CCRC :

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+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

On top of earning a strong overall grade, this facility also received an elite short-term care grade. We gave them one of our higher grades in that area, with an impressive grade of A-. Our short-term care scores are thought to be more meaningful for individuals needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. It does not appear that this facility provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. This facility fared much better in the final datapoint we considered in this area, which was the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. This place fared as well as just about any facility in Minnesota in this metric with 56.3 percent of its patients returning home. For most nursing homes, fewer than half of the short-term patients are able to return home.

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 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

In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The next highest grade we gave this nursing home came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. This wasn't quite as good as some of its other scores, but a grade in this range is not the end of the world. There are a variety of datapoints included in this category. Most of the subcategories relate to the quantity of nurse staffing. This place provides only 0 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure which is well below the national average. Finally, we look at quality-based metrics, such as the percent of patients who suffered pressure ulcers and major falls. Sometimes these statistics are decent indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: B-Aug 20: C
Historical

Our final category is long-term care, where we awarded this nursing home a C in this category. Long-term care grades are commonly used to score a nursing home's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a rehabilitation facility. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Lastly, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this place had 2.96 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Although this figure is somewhat concerning, this statistic may be skewed for some facilities due to the medical complexity of patients.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B
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

Neilson Place Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
C
9.36%
State
B+
5.96%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who have had falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Provider
C
5.18%
State
B-
4.22%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.

Provider
B-
2.45%
State
B
2.6%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
C
17.08%
State
B
14%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
A+
7.73%
State
A-
11.64%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.

Provider
B-
2.96%
State
B
3.96%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
93.72%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B-
16.07%
State
B+
13.43%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
B-
14.74%
State
B
15.97%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Provider
F
2.96
State
B+
1.51
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B+
14.74
State
B
15.97
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.

Provider
F
18.17
State
B
10.53
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Provider
A+
86.93%
State
B+
74.2%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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1300 Anne St Nw Bemidji Minnesota 56601
(218) 751-5430
Acute Care Hospitals
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Critical Access Hospitals
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Nearby Dialysis

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Dialysis Stations: 15
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Cass Lake Dialysis of Davita 15.76 mi
Dialysis Stations: 8
602 3rd St Nw Cass Lake Minnesota 56633
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