South Shore Care Center is a senior living facility located in Worthington, Minnesota, a city with 14,170 people. Featuring an overall rating of B, this is a good nursing home. Based on our ratings, this facility looks like a good fit for most people. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
South Shore Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1307 South Shore Drive PO Box 69,
Worthington MN 56187
54.81% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its impressive overall score, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing score. Our nursing rating is primarily associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is an impressive figure which typically leads to higher quality care. Finally, this facility also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, in terms of the number of its patients sustaining falls leading to serious injury, this place performed as well as any facility in the state. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to this nursing home's list of achievements, it also was awarded a high-end short-term care grade. We gave them a dominant strong of A- in this category. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Minnesota in this area with 58.5 percent of its patients returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our better scores in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 97.916664 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. The last statistic we assessed was its hospitalization rate. We found that this nursing home had 3.73 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Although this wasn't as impressive as most of its other scores in this category, this figure can be skewed for some nursing homes due to the medical complexity of residents.
Moving on to the final category of inspections, this was not one of this nursing home's better grades. Inspection grades are based on a facility's recent government inspections. We awarded this facility a grade of C in this category. We believe that one of the most important factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. This facility was assessed 8 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were in categories G through L. This means CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent danger to resident safety or health. We did not consider anything on this nursing home's inspection reports to be overly concerning.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
South Shore Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In South Shore Care Center, 6.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In South Shore Care Center, 4.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In South Shore Care Center, 2.82% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In South Shore Care Center, 16.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In South Shore Care Center, 12.02% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In South Shore Care Center, 4.55% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In South Shore Care Center, 94.12% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In South Shore Care Center, 13.22% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In South Shore Care Center, 19.91% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels.
In South Shore Care Center, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In South Shore Care Center, 19.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In South Shore Care Center, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In South Shore Care Center, 76.23% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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