The North Shore Estates is a small nursing home located in Duluth, Minnesota. This turns out to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. In fact, we found this facility to be better than most of the nursing homes in Duluth, which has a city grade of B-. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
The North Shore Estates
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
7700 Grand Avenue,
Duluth MN 55807
87.14% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of faring well overall, this nursing home received even higher grades in the area of short-term care. It received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. This nursing home provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is usually a favorable sign. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Minnesota in this area with 69.7 percent of its residents returning home.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an B+. Our nursing grade looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This place provided 3.6 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Roughly one-fourth of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are among the most skilled nurses. This is an impressive percentage of skilled nursing care. We weight these hours more in computing our nursing grades. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed better than average in this area. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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This nursing home earned a grade of B for its inspections rating. This is an above average grade in this category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final area, this facility was given an acceptable long-term care grade of C. Long-term care ratings are vital for individuals needing personal care. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 91.32653 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Although it had 2.13 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than most facilities since it had some more complex patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The North Shore Estates Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The North Shore Estates, 6.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The North Shore Estates, 4.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The North Shore Estates, 2.82% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The North Shore Estates, 16.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The North Shore Estates, 12.02% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The North Shore Estates, 4.55% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The North Shore Estates, 94.12% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The North Shore Estates, 13.22% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The North Shore Estates, 19.91% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
In The North Shore Estates, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The North Shore Estates, 19.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The North Shore Estates, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The North Shore Estates, 76.23% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Duluth, MN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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