New Harmony Care Center is a nursing home located in Saint Paul, Minnesota which has a total of 753,116 people. Sporting an overall grade of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. Even in a city with 14 nursing homes, this facility ought to be a fine choice. We were also pleased to discover that this facility was consistent in all four of the other areas we looked at. More information about its category grades can be found below.
New Harmony Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
135 Geranium Avenue East,
Saint Paul MN 55117
98.43% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a great overall grade, this nursing home really excelled in nursing, where it received an A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. In computing a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the amount of time nurses commit to patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 place Minnesota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning residents more often.
We also wanted to emphasize this facility's nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of B+ in this area. Inspection grades account for 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. Facilities with better scores in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given its next most favorable category grade in the category of short-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of B- in this category, which is an acceptable grade. Our short-term care grade is often employed to score a facility's rehabilitation services To provide highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our final category, this facility received a C in long-term care, which is generally a decent grade. With our long-term care grade, we assess the quantity of services provided by a nursing home, along with a handful of qualitative metrics. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. Unfortunately, this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 89.33333 percent of its residents for pneumonia. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
New Harmony Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In New Harmony Care Center, 6.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In New Harmony Care Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who have experienced falls resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In New Harmony Care Center, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In New Harmony Care Center, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In New Harmony Care Center, 11.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In New Harmony Care Center, 4.16% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In New Harmony Care Center, 94.15% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In New Harmony Care Center, 13.41% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In New Harmony Care Center, 15.86% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.
In New Harmony Care Center, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In New Harmony Care Center, 15.86 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In New Harmony Care Center, 14.49 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In New Harmony Care Center, 77.42% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Scores for Saint Paul, MN
- 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
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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