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Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 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+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+
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Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center's website

2000 North Avenue,
Northfield MN 55057

(507) 646-1000

80.99% estimated occupancy 1

Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center is a small hospital-based nursing home in Northfield, Minnesota. Featuring an overall score of A+, this nursing home is among the highest-rated nursing homes we looked at. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top five percent of all nursing homes in the country. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category scores, which also impressed us. You just can't do much better than a straight A profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its strong overall grade, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspection category. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A+. We looked at the licensure of nurses at the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses worked with residents, in computing our grade in this area. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

Another strength for this nursing home was long-term care, where it was awarded an A+ score. This is just about as strong as it gets in this category. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 88.1356 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be slightly lower than we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the final category we graded, this nursing home received a very strong grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility rounded out a straight A report card. Our short-term care scores are critical for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing. This means a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients that experienced falls which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A+

In Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center, 4.73% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center, 93.57% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center, 13.28% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center, 20.05% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center, 76.19% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Northfield HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away2000 North Avenue Northfield Minnesota 55057Government - Local(507) 646-1001
  • District One HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.03 miles away200 State Avenue Faribault Minnesota 55021Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 334-6451
  • Mayo Clinic Health System-Cannon FallsCritical Access Hospitals 14.22 miles away32021 County 24 Boulevard Cannon Falls Minnesota 55009Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 263-6000
  • Mayo Clinic Health System-New PragueCritical Access Hospitals 19.58 miles away301 2nd Street Northeast New Prague Minnesota 56071Voluntary non-profit - Private(952) 758-4431
  • Fairview Ridges HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.7 miles away201 East Nicollet Boulevard Burnsville Minnesota 55337Voluntary non-profit - Church(952) 892-2101

Nearby Dialysis

  • Northfield Dialysis of Davita2.34 miles away2004 Jefferson Rd Northfield Minnesota 55057Dialysis Stations: 8 (507) 645-6762
  • Fmc - Cannon Valley3.04 miles away396 Schilling Dr S Ste 400 Dundas Minnesota 55019Dialysis Stations: 13 (507) 645-6817
  • Total Renal Care, Inc.13.16 miles away20184 Heritage Dr Lakeville Minnesota 55044Dialysis Stations: 8 (952) 985-5438
  • Faribault Dialysis of Davita13.51 miles away201 S Lyndale Ave, Suite F Faribault Minnesota 55021Dialysis Stations: 10 (507) 334-0306
  • Fresenius Medical Care - Lakeville15.44 miles away17592 Dodd Blvd Lakeville Minnesota 55044Dialysis Stations: 13 (952) 431-5851
  • East Valley Dialysis of Davita18.96 miles away14050 Pilot Knob Rd Ste 100 Saint Paul Minnesota 55124CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (952) 423-4062
  • Burnsville Dialysis of Davita19.57 miles away501 E Nicollet Blvd Suite 150 Burnsville Minnesota 55337Dialysis Stations: 20 (952) 892-1117