Valley Eldercare Center is one of a mere two nursing homes in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This is an A+ facility, which is the best grade that we offer. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top five percent of all facilities in the United States. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar report card is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Valley Eldercare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Radiation Therapy
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Grand Forks, North Dakota Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Grand Forks, North Dakota Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Grand Forks, North Dakota Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall rating, this nursing home received an A+ inspection score. This grade is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded an A+ long-term care grade, rendering it one of the few nursing homes to be given more than one A+ category grades. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.839745 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing rating focuses on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded an A. This wrapped up a very favorable profile. Not many facilities earned an A- or higher in every single category. In crafting these short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to create a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Valley Eldercare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Valley Eldercare Center, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Valley Eldercare Center, 4.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Valley Eldercare Center, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Valley Eldercare Center, 19.9% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Valley Eldercare Center, 18.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Valley Eldercare Center, 5.76% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Valley Eldercare Center, 96.66% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Valley Eldercare Center, 15.94% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Valley Eldercare Center, 17.76% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility.
In Valley Eldercare Center, 1.14 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Valley Eldercare Center, 17.76 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Valley Eldercare Center, 8.62 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Valley Eldercare Center, 78.29% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.