Located in Dickinson, North Dakota, St Benedicts Health Center is the sole nursing home we identified in the city. With an overall rating of A-, this is clearly a high quality facility. We can't find many negative things to say about this facility. Its ratings are just impeccable. The best part of this facility's strong report card is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
St Benedicts Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
851 4th Ave E,
Dickinson ND 58601
76.93% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Dickinson, North Dakota Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Dickinson, North Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Dickinson, North Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being an elite facility overall, this nursing home also performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A+. Very few facilities fared this well in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. We weren't able to track down information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Without complete deficiency data for this nursing home, it is a challenge to assess it in the inspections category.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Nursing scores are largely tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B in this category. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be most important for residents in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 3.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at was long-term care. We gave this nursing home an acceptable score in this area, with a B-. Even though this is not as dominant as several of this nursing home's other scores, it is still not the end of the world. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Benedicts Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St Benedicts Health Center, 5.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St Benedicts Health Center, 4.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St Benedicts Health Center, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of poor nursing care. However, this statistic can be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St Benedicts Health Center, 19.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St Benedicts Health Center, 18.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St Benedicts Health Center, 4.3% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St Benedicts Health Center, 96.28% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St Benedicts Health Center, 16.83% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St Benedicts Health Center, 15.5% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In St Benedicts Health Center, 1.33 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St Benedicts Health Center, 15.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In St Benedicts Health Center, 10.21 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In St Benedicts Health Center, 80.25% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements.
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