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St Benedicts Health Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: A-Jan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: A-May 22: A-
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851 4th Ave E,
Dickinson ND 58601

(701) 456-7242

80.69% estimated occupancy 1

St Benedicts Health Center is a senior living facility located in Dickinson, North Dakota. This city has a population of 21,078 people. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this facility is ranked among the higher-rated nursing homes we assessed. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the country. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a great facility overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were nearly perfect. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. We were not able to locate deficiency data for this facility. Without having access to deficiency data for this nursing home, it was challenging to really evaluate the place in terms of this category.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Our nursing grade is primarily based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home offers 3.7 hours of nursing care per patient daily, of which more than one hour of those were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly skilled nurses. In determining our nursing grades, we attach more significance to hours provided by registered nurses. 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving patients more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Contributing to its strong profile, this facility also was awarded a superb short-term care grade, with a score of A-. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. This nursing home elevated its score in this category by providing more care from registered nurses than the typical facility. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. It was respectable in this area with 47.1 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next area we rated was this nursing home's weakest category. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still gave it an acceptable grade of C for our long-term care category. Our long-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of care. This means a vast spectrum of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine medical services. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.68254 percent of its residents, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization 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.

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

St Benedicts Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In St Benedicts Health Center, 6.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In St Benedicts Health Center, 4.83% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients that suffered a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In St Benedicts Health Center, 3.31% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In St Benedicts Health Center, 19.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In St Benedicts Health Center, 18.98% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In St Benedicts Health Center, 6.1% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In St Benedicts Health Center, 97.79% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In St Benedicts Health Center, 15.75% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In St Benedicts Health Center, 18.98% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In St Benedicts Health Center, 1.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In St Benedicts Health Center, 18.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In St Benedicts Health Center, 9.41 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. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In St Benedicts Health Center, 77.9% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Chi St Alexius Health DickinsonCritical Access Hospitals 1.95 miles away2500 Fairway Street Dickinson North Dakota 58601Voluntary non-profit - Church(701) 456-4000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Chi St Alexius Health - Dickinson Dialysis0.32 miles awayChi St Josephs Health 2500 Fairway St Dickinson North Dakota 58601Dialysis Stations: 8 (701) 456-4616

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