With an address in Albert Lea, Minnesota, St. John's - Fountain Lake Community is one of four nursing homes in this city. This turns out to be a highly rated facility, with an overall grade of B+. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. This place is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
St. John's - Fountain Lake Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Best Nursing Home in Albert Lea, Minnesota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Albert Lea, Minnesota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Albert Lea, Minnesota Awards 2021
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Short-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a great overall score, this facility also received an A+ in short-term care. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing scores are largely based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facilities next best category was long-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this area. This is essentially a middle of the road grade in this area. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Moving on to our inspection category, it appears this nursing home has received quality government inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a score of B- in this category. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St. John's - Fountain Lake Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St. John's - Fountain Lake Community, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St. John's - Fountain Lake Community, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St. John's - Fountain Lake Community, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. However, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St. John's - Fountain Lake Community, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St. John's - Fountain Lake Community, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St. John's - Fountain Lake Community, 4.58% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St. John's - Fountain Lake Community, 93.31% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St. John's - Fountain Lake Community, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St. John's - Fountain Lake Community, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.
In St. John's - Fountain Lake Community, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St. John's - Fountain Lake Community, 18.07 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 residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In St. John's - Fountain Lake Community, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In St. John's - Fountain Lake Community, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Albert Lea, MN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Albert Lea, Minnesota has 3 other nursing homes
- Mayo Clinic Health System - Albert Lea and AustinAcute Care Hospitals 1.04 miles away404 West Fountain Street Albert Lea Minnesota 56007Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 377-6452
- Mayo Dialysis - Albert Lea1.81 miles away1705 Se Broadway Attn: Dialysis Albert Lea Minnesota 56007CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (507) 377-5920