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Thief River Care Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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2001 Eastwood Drive,
Thief River Falls MN 56701

80.85% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Thief River Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Thief River Care Center is located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, a city with 12,690 people. It looks like this facility is a subpar nursing home. A score in this range suggests we found some red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Thief River Falls. The city has just one other nursing home. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next section.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has 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

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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

While we did not have many favorable things to say about this facility's overall grade, it did receive a respectable nursing grade of B-. In computing our nursing ratings, we look at both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This place provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, although this facility got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it did very well in this metric.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home was given its next most favorable category grade in the category of short-term care. We awarded this facility a B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. In our short-term care rating, we strive to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility was given its next highest category score in the area of long-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. For patients in need of a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

Turning to our final category of inspections, this facility received a grade that's as bad as it gets. We weight this category more heavily than our other categories. For places that received this bad of an inspection score, we recommend scrutinizing the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This facility was hit with several category G through L deficiencies, which are among the more severe deficiencies. This generally indicates that the deficiencies identified by CMS had the potential to cause actual harm to residents. We are also concerned by the fact that this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Thief River Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Thief River Care Center, 3.82% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Thief River Care Center, 7.58% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Thief River Care Center, 4.55% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Thief River Care Center, 19.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Thief River Care Center, 20% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Thief River Care Center, 0% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Thief River Care Center, 99.54% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Thief River Care Center, 20.73% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Thief River Care Center, 11.95% of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Thief River Care Center, 11.95% of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Thief River Care Center, 33.29% of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Thief River Care Center, 66.13% of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.

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