Pelican Valley Health Center is a small government-owned facility located in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. This facility is among the most elite nursing homes we assessed. Receiving an A+ in our rating system requires excellent marks across the board. In fact, this nursing home made our top 500 list of the top nursing homes in the country, which is an impressive list. As you can find below, this place performed just as well in our category grades. In fact, we gave it straight A's!
Pelican Valley Health Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Minnesota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Minnesota Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Minnesota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
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. There are a variety of datapoints within this category. Most of these datapoints are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving patients at least once a day.
This facility has also received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. This facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our third category, this top-shelf nursing home also performed remarkably in the area of long-term care. In this category, we awarded it a grade of A+. Only a small group of nursing homes fared better in this area. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 91.56626 percent of its residents. Clearly, this place 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 one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we looked at, this nursing home received an impressive grade grade of A in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home rounded out a straight A report card. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is often a useful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pelican Valley Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pelican Valley Health Center, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pelican Valley Health Center, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which sustained falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pelican Valley Health Center, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pelican Valley Health Center, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pelican Valley Health Center, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pelican Valley Health Center, 4.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pelican Valley Health Center, 93.31% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pelican Valley Health Center, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pelican Valley Health Center, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for patients health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pelican Valley Health Center, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pelican Valley Health Center, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pelican Valley Health Center, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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