St Lukes Home is the lone option we identified in Dickinson, North Dakota. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top third of all facilities in the nation. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
St Lukes Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
242 10th St W,
Dickinson ND 58601
90% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home also received excellent health inspections recently. We awarded it one of our highest scores in that category, with an A. Inspection ratings are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing grades are mostly tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 5 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This was one of the highest totals we found. Furthermore, a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of providing impressive levels of care, this facility also excelled in several of the quality measures we looked at. With less than 5 percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home North Dakota in this category.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this facility, we gave them one of our more favorable grades in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. In addition to elite nursing hour statistics, this nursing home's vaccination records was superb as well. In fact, it vaccinated 97.57785 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This combination proved to be successful as this place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.81 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's worst category. A nursing home could be doing a lot worse when it's worst score still outperforms most facilities. Short-term care grades are vital for prospective residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. The last item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that it was respectable in this area with 46.5 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Lukes Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St Lukes Home, 6.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St Lukes Home, 4.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St Lukes Home, 3.31% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St Lukes Home, 19.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St Lukes Home, 18.98% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St Lukes Home, 6.1% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St Lukes Home, 97.79% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St Lukes Home, 15.75% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St Lukes Home, 18.98% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.
In St Lukes Home, 1.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St Lukes Home, 18.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In St Lukes Home, 9.41 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In St Lukes Home, 77.9% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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