Northfield Retirement Community is a small non-profit nursing home located in Northfield, Minnesota. Featuring an overall score of A+, this nursing home is among the highest-graded facilities we assessed. In fact, we ranked this facility number 195 in the United States. This puts it in the top two percent of all facilities. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's stellar report card is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Northfield Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of faring well overall, this nursing home also earned nearly flawless government inspections. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that area with an A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Nursing grades are primarily associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving residents more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we assessed was long-term care. This facility also was given an A+ long-term care grade, rendering it one of the few nursing homes to be given multiple A+ category scores. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. After we finished assessing the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a life threatening ailment for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final category, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for our short-term care rating. This topped off a first-rate report card. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Northfield Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Northfield Retirement Community, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of long-term care residents who developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Northfield Retirement Community, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Northfield Retirement Community, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Northfield Retirement Community, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Northfield Retirement Community, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Northfield Retirement Community, 4.73% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Northfield Retirement Community, 93.57% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Northfield Retirement Community, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Northfield Retirement Community, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Northfield Retirement Community, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Northfield Retirement Community, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
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