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Thief River Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Thief River Care Center's website

2001 Eastwood Drive,
Thief River Falls MN 56701

(218) 683-8100

69.28% estimated occupancy 1

Thief River Care Center is located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, a city with 12,690 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B-. A score of this caliber requires some respectable scores. This facility has a few things going for it. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in nursing. We awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. We weighed the levels of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses spent with patients, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category grades was in the category of short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a B. It actually outpaced most nursing homes in this area. Our short-term care ratings are vital for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

We also found that this facility has earned favorable inspections in recent years. In fact, we awarded it a B- in this category. This is better than many facilities in this category. We believe that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially look at the severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Moving on to our next category, this facility received a C for long-term care, which is generally a respectable rating. For prospective patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is a very solid figure. This nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Thief River Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Thief River Care Center, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Thief River Care Center, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Thief River Care Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Thief River Care Center, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Thief River Care Center, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Thief River Care Center, 4.73% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Thief River Care Center, 93.57% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Thief River Care Center, 13.28% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Thief River Care Center, 20.05% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that maintained mobility. Some would argue that mobility is important for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Thief River Care Center, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Sanford Medical Center Thief River FallsCritical Access Hospitals 2.57 miles away3001 Sanford Parkway Thief River Falls Minnesota 56701Voluntary non-profit - Private(218) 681-4240

Nearby Dialysis

  • Sanford Dialysis Thief River Falls1.86 miles away120 Labree Ave S Thief River Falls Minnesota 56701Dialysis Stations: 6 (218) 683-4246