St Ottos Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Little Falls, Minnesota. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is very good grade. Based on our ratings, this nursing home has quite a bit going for it. If you look below, you can see this nursing home's category scores, which are also strong.
St Ottos Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this place also received top notch health inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher scores in that area, with an A. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Building on its impressive profile, this nursing home also excelled in the category of nursing. In fact, we awarded it an B+ for that category. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning residents at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we analyzed was short-term care. This nursing home was awarded an above average short-term care score, with a B+ in the area. Our short-term care ratings are critical for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed was long-term care. We awarded this facility one of our better grades in that category, with a grade of B. This facility turned out to be relatively strong in each area we assessed. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 92.647064 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat less than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Ottos Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St Ottos Care Center, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St Ottos Care Center, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St Ottos Care Center, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St Ottos Care Center, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St Ottos Care Center, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St Ottos Care Center, 4.58% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St Ottos Care Center, 93.31% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St Ottos Care Center, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St Ottos Care Center, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In St Ottos Care Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St Ottos Care Center, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In St Ottos Care Center, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In St Ottos Care Center, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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