Located in Albert Lea, Minnesota, Thorne Crest Retirement Center is one of four available nursing homes in the area. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is very good score. As far as we can see, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. This place also received very consistent ratings in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Thorne Crest Retirement Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing grade. Our nursing rating assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Minnesota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning patients more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Among this facility's other strengths is its superb short-term care grade. It received one of our better grades in that category, with a grade of A. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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This facility earned a B for its inspections grade. This is an above average score in this area. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident safety or health. A couple relatively minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated was long-term care. We awarded this nursing home one of our better scores in that category, with a B. This nursing home ended up being relatively strong in each category we looked at. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Thorne Crest Retirement Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Thorne Crest Retirement Center, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Thorne Crest Retirement Center, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Thorne Crest Retirement Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Thorne Crest Retirement Center, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients that were administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Thorne Crest Retirement Center, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents that are given antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Thorne Crest Retirement Center, 4.73% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Thorne Crest Retirement Center, 93.57% 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
In Thorne Crest Retirement Center, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Thorne Crest Retirement Center, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Thorne Crest Retirement Center, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Thorne Crest Retirement Center, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Thorne Crest Retirement Center, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Thorne Crest Retirement Center, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Scores for Albert Lea, MN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Albert Lea, Minnesota has 3 other nursing homes
- Mayo Clinic Health System - Albert Lea and AustinAcute Care Hospitals 1.07 miles away404 West Fountain Street Albert Lea Minnesota 56007Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 377-6452
- Mayo Dialysis - Albert Lea2 miles away1705 Se Broadway Attn: Dialysis Albert Lea Minnesota 56007CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (507) 377-5920