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Good Shepherd Lutheran Home

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  3. Sauk Rapids Skilled Nursing Home Facilities
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Overall Rating 3.7 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • Cole Barthel
    ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago

    Visited my loved one here a few times and paid attention to the workers while I was there. I could tell that this is one of those places that have bad employees that scare all of the good ones away. I saw a few aides/nurses make a very nice, sweet aide do all the work for them, when the work they made her do was obviously a two person job, and I saw this every time I visited. I even saw a few aides/nurses being rude and even rough with some of the residents. Even after being informed, the supervisors did absolutely nothing. This place needs a thorough look-over. Oh, and that sweet aide has since left.

  • Barbara Mahnke
    ★★★★★ a month ago

    My husband was a resident at Good Shepherd for a little more than three years, starting out in their Ace Rehab Unit, then moving to Long Term Care. Good Shepherd immediately felt like "home" to both my husband and myself. Even our children and grandchildren felt that way as they visited often. Moving to a Long Term Care facility is never anyone's BIG DESIRE in life, but my husband quickly came to realize it was where he needed to be and felt safe and secure at Good Shepherd right away. The nursing staff, rehab staff, food service folks, cleaning folks...all became friends to both my husband and myself. I wheeled him each Sunday to the Chapel for wonderful worship services where we quickly met new "family" members and grew close to the Good Shepherd Pastor/Chaplain. I have continued to serve Good Shepherd in many ways since my husband's death as a way of "giving back" to these wonderful care givers and the other dear residents I grew to deeply care about. THANK YOU, Good Shepherd, for the loving care you provide to all your residents at a time they so deeply need it!

  • Kelly Corbett
    ★★★★★ a year ago

    I cannot say enough about the Good Shepherd Community overall! My mother-in-law and father-in-law started in apartments for a year and then moved to the long-term care. They've been married for 60 years and just want, I would argue NEED, to be together. The staff recognized the importance of this and accepted them both into the nursing home at the same time. There weren't any double rooms available so they gave my father-in-law the single and my mother-in-law is sharing a double with another resident (across the hall) already there. They spend all of their time together in my father-in-law's single room and are able to live a life TOGETHER which is all they want. The staff there TRULY loves them and there's nothing more we could ask for. It is so evident how everyone treats them with respect and love. And ultimately their precious love as a couple is being honored. It brings me to tears to see how sweet they are at 87 and 89 years old and huge props to all the staff for honoring them and their love.

  • Lucille Danielson
    ★★★★★ 3 years 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!

  • Bob Swenson
    ★★★★★ 3 years 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.

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 (36 years)
Capacity162
Residents149
Percent Occupied92%
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 Medicare to have a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

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Overall Rating
Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
Staff Rating
RN Staff Rating

Overall Ratings of Minnesota Nursing Homes

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

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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

April 13, 2017 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionPost nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis.
DFewPotential 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 InspectionDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAllow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.

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 45min
2hr 30min
ReportedExpected
CNA
55min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
45min
55min
ReportedExpected
RN
4hr 25min
3hr 55min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 50min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

97.9%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
96.7%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
98.5%
99.3%
99.3%
99.3%
95.9%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
40.4%
40.4%
36.1%
42.9%
51.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
8.3%
6.8%
7.4%
8.5%
12.8%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
15.2%
19.1%
11.4%
10.9%
17.5%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
10.0%
10.8%
8.3%
10.1%
13.6%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
17.7%
19.8%
14.7%
17.8%
14.4%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
5.2%
6.8%
8.1%
3.8%
7.3%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
13.4%
9.6%
8.7%
9.0%
9.0%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
1.1%
7.6%
5.1%
6.2%
4.3%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
4.8%
2.3%
6.1%
3.8%
4.2%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
2.2%
1.5%
2.9%
3.0%
3.3%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
4.4%
2.2%
1.5%
1.5%
4.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
0.8%
0.7%
0.6%
2.9%
2.0%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.2%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

97.4%
95.2%
95.2%
94.0%
85.3%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
98.3%
98.4%
98.4%
98.4%
82.7%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
93.1%
84.3%
74.7%
72.9%
76.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
24.0%
26.4%
22.9%
17.8%
20.0%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
1.2%
2.3%
2.2%
0.0%
1.6%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.9%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017MN
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened



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