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Tuff Memorial Home

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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505 East 4th Street,
Hills MN 56138

74.2% estimated occupancy 1

Tuff Memorial Home is a nursing home in Hills, Minnesota, which has 899 people. This facility received an A- overall, which is a very strong rating. In our view, this place should be a no brainer for just about anybody. If you look below, you will see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also strong.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home received a grade of A in our long-term care category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.31973 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a dangerous condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Nursing scores are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the final category we scored, this facility was given an impressive grade grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home finished off a very favorable report card. Our short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Tuff Memorial Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Tuff Memorial Home, 7.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Tuff Memorial Home, 2.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Tuff Memorial Home, 1.43% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Tuff Memorial Home, 23.08% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Tuff Memorial Home, 5.52% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Tuff Memorial Home, 0.7% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Tuff Memorial Home, 99.66% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Tuff Memorial Home, 15.97% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Tuff Memorial Home, 11.22% of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Some believe that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Tuff Memorial Home, 11.22% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Sanford Luverne Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 12.27 miles away1600 N Kniss Avenue P O Box 1019 Luverne Minnesota 56156Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 283-2321
  • Avera Mckennan Hospital & University Health CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.97 miles away1325 S Cliff Ave Post Office Box 5045 Sioux Falls South Dakota 57117Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 322-8000
  • Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center - CahCritical Access Hospitals 18.41 miles away440 North Hiawatha Drive Canton South Dakota 57013Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 764-1400
  • Sanford Usd Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.58 miles away1305 W 18th St Post Office Box 5039 Sioux Falls South Dakota 57117Voluntary non-profit - Private(605) 333-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Avera Dialysis - Sioux Falls17.98 miles away1315 S Cliff Ave Plaza 3, Suite 4000 Sioux Falls South Dakota 57105Dialysis Stations: 22 (605) 322-1490
  • Sanford Medical Center19.52 miles away1321 W 22nd St Sioux Falls South Dakota 57105Dialysis Stations: 28 (605) 404-4300
  • Sanford Health - Dialysis Unit19.52 miles away1305 W 18th St Sioux Falls South Dakota 57117Dialysis Stations: 21 (605) 333-1000