Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Ii
61 Thompson Avenue West, Saint Paul MN 55118 · (651) 259-2701 · 77.02% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Ii is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, which has more than 20 nursing homes. We gave this facility a strong overall grade of A+. Indeed, this proved to be the fourth best facility in Saint Paul according to our rankings. We really couldn't find many bad things to say about this nursing home. Its scores are as good as they get. As you can see below, this facility performed equally well in our category grades. We give this place two thumbs up!
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first-rate nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled at short-term care, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this category. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. This place fared as well as just about any facility in Minnesota in this area with 72.3 percent of its residents returning home. With most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term patients are able to return home.
This nursing home also received an A+ inspection score, making it one of the few places to receive multiple A+'s in our categories. This is based on the nursing home's recent inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a facility. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care. Adding to its elite profile, this nursing home also excelled in this area. In fact, it received a of A in that category. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down this place's vaccination data. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In the final category we assessed, this nursing home was awarded a very favorable grade of A in our nursing category. With this score, the nursing home wrapped up a straight A profile. When calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the amount of time nurses are with residents as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This facility boasts a really impressive 5.6 hours of nursing care per resident each day, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we found at any facility. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in the country in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We look at these data points as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care offered.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Ii Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better