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Overall Rating 3.7 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • ★★★★★ 8 months ago

    I have had two short stays a couple years apart at the ACE Rehab at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. One for a knee replacement and one after a heart surgery. Both times I've had a wonderful experience! The facility is very nice, the staff were professional, friendly and very helpful and the therapists were top notch. They all helped me recuperate and get home quickly. I also had their Good Shepherd Home Care services while staying with my daughter and they were excellent as well. I highly recommend all of their services!

  • ★★★★★ 9 months ago

    AVOID this place. My mother and father chose this place because it is "Lutheran". I respect that. The first couple of years my dad had good cognitive abilities. Here's the rest of the story: My dad was there several years ago. First clue it is not a good place: The admin offices are behind glass doors. The air is fresh and there is no stale urine odor there. The admin staff tends to stay behind those closed doors. My dad was non-ambulatory. His care declined from good to VERY sub-par. Food on his face almost constantly. Toothpaste around his mouth. Once he had no drinking water for 5 of 6 days. The reason: "water volunteer was sick". One night this "NON-Ambulatory" man mysteriously was able to go over the bed rail and end up on the floor. We got blank stares and speculative answers from staff. For what my parents were paying out of pocked he could have been in a luxury hotel with room service. I spoke to the head of nursing and the director, excuses were made, heads nodded, appropriately concerned and then... no change. He was subject to bladder infections. Several times, by the time staff took action he was feverish and incoherent. When we began moving his things, during a hospitalization, we got a LOT of attention then. The staff was "concerned" about what we had to say. I would not kennel a dog at Good Shepherd in Sauk Rapids, Mn. My dad never recovered after that last hospitalization. He passed a short time later at an excellent facility (see Talahi Nursing Home) If my mother had not gone there daily during his stay, he would have declined and died much quicker. Since my dad could not advocate for himself toward the end it appeared that he got put at the last of the list for his daily cares and needs. Again, my mother was there daily and took care of those needs.

  • ★★★★★ 8 months ago

    I've been working at the memory cottages for over 1 yr and I love my job and the facility I work for the team I'm on to the bosses above me and the residents I help care for !! This has been one of my favorite places to work for ! I would recommend this place to friends and family to stay or work at !!

  • ★★★★★ 2 years ago

    I am a cook here, and I can definitely say that this place is top notch! The staff is very courteous, and treat you like family! Constant events and activities (especially Bingo, a crowd favorite!) and numerous church services, Good Shepherd is the place to bring your loved one for assisted living :)

  • ★★★★★ 6 years ago

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About Good Shepherd Lutheran Home

General Information

Legal Business NameGood Shepherd Lutheran Home Of Sauk Rapids Minnesota
Ownership TypeNon Profit - Church Related
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJuly 1, 1984 (33 years)
Capacity162
Residents157
Percent Occupied97%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsBoth
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Good Shepherd Lutheran Home

Good Shepherd Lutheran Home
was reviewed by to have a rating of 4 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Quality Measures Rating
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Overall Ratings of Minnesota Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

Compare The Number of Problems

Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

May 26, 2016 - 1 year ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionTry to resolve each resident's complaints quickly.

April 9, 2015 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAt least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMaintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAllow residents to self-administer drugs if determined safe.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Good Shepherd Lutheran Home require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

2hr 25min
2hr 25min
ReportedExpected
CNA
55min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
40min
50min
ReportedExpected
RN
4hr
3hr 45min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

99.3%
97.9%
97.9%
97.9%
96.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
98.5%
99.3%
99.3%
100.0%
95.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
39.3%
39.6%
43.3%
39.3%
50.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
12.0%
9.2%
9.2%
9.6%
13.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
11.9%
11.2%
24.0%
19.5%
17.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
11.6%
10.8%
10.6%
8.7%
13.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
7.3%
16.4%
18.0%
19.5%
14.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
11.0%
9.3%
7.2%
11.1%
10.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
4.5%
6.1%
6.6%
6.5%
7.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
3.0%
2.1%
0.0%
2.1%
4.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
9.2%
12.2%
3.1%
5.1%
4.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
6.8%
6.0%
2.2%
0.7%
3.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
3.0%
2.9%
3.6%
4.9%
4.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
0.8%
2.2%
0.0%
0.0%
2.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
0.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

89.9%
95.0%
98.2%
98.1%
83.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
99.0%
98.3%
98.3%
98.3%
81.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
81.4%
85.9%
86.5%
91.0%
73.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
19.5%
19.0%
18.0%
19.4%
22.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
0.0%
1.1%
0.0%
0.0%
1.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
0.0%
0.0%
1.1%
2.4%
1.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MN
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened



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