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Pierz Villa

  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Pierz Villa's website

119 Faust Street Southeast,
Pierz MN 56364

(320) 468-6405

73.6% estimated occupancy 1

Pierz Villa is in Pierz, Minnesota. It looks like this nursing home is one of the most elite facilities we found. A grade of this caliber requires top-notch marks across the board. This is just about as good of a place as you'll find. If you scroll down, you will see this place's category grades, which are also strong.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection ratings are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

To add to its top-shelf assessments in other areas, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for its long-term care score. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to minimize negative health outcomes for the nursing home population. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Turning the page to our next area, we awarded this facility a score of A- for its short-term care grade. This is a very impressive score. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is generally a reliable measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

The last category we graded is nursing, where this nursing home was awarded a B+. This completed an elite report card. Only a select few nursing homes earned a B+ or higher in every category. Nursing ratings are largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Pierz Villa Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Pierz Villa, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Pierz Villa, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which have sustained falls which caused major injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Pierz Villa, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Pierz Villa, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Pierz Villa, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Pierz Villa, 4.58% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Pierz Villa, 93.31% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Pierz Villa, 13.09% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Pierz Villa, 18.07% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Pierz Villa, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Pierz Villa, 76.76% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Gabriels HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 12.62 miles away815 Southeast Second Street Little Falls Minnesota 56345Voluntary non-profit - Private(320) 632-5441

Nearby Dialysis

  • Saint Cloud Hospital12.6 miles away808 3rd St Se Suite 160 Little Falls Minnesota 56345Dialysis Stations: 13 (320) 631-4381