Buffalo Lake Health Care Center

Buffalo Lake Health Care Center

Overview

Buffalo Lake Health Care Center is located in Buffalo Lake, MN, part of Renville County.

According to United States census data, the city has a population of 650. 29.7% of residents are 65 years or older, 13.2% more than the U.S. population.

Three neighboring cities, towns, and the like are Preston Lake Township, Hector, and Grafton Township.

Our network provides data for 2 senior living communities in Buffalo Lake, MN with this community.

About the Community

A nonprofit corporation, Buffalo Lake Health Care Center accepts Medicare and Medicaid. The facility contains 49 beds with an average occupancy rate of 87.1%.

Both resident and family council are available. Buffalo Lake Health Care Center is not a continuing care retirement community.

The most recent standard fire safety inspection saw automatic sprinklers in all required areas.

Quality Measures and Vaccination Rates

Buffalo Lake Health Care Center reports the below data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Retirement Being team compares each datum to the nation’s and Minnesota’s averages.

Long-Stay Quality Measures

Anti-Anxiety Medication

B

13.1% of residents received anti-anxiety or hypnotic medication, 6.4% less than the nation and 0.8% more than the state.

Antipsychotic Medication

C

12.3% of residents received antipsychotic medication, 2.2% less than the nation and 4.4% less than the state.

Bowels or Bladder Control

D

59.4% of low-risk residents lose control of their bowels or bladder, 12.4% more than the nation and 9.9% more than the state.

Depressive Symptoms

C

3.1% of residents have depressive symptoms, 4.4% less than the nation and 1.5% less than the state.

Falls with a Major Injury

C

2.9% of residents have one or more falls with a major injury, 0.5% less than the nation and 1.3% less than the state.

Increased Need for Help

C

12.6% of residents’ need for help with daily activities increased, 2% less than the nation and 0.5% less than the state.

Influenza Vaccine

A

100% of residents were given the influenza vaccine, 4.6% more than the nation and 4.5% more than the state.

Physical Restraints

A

0% of residents were physically restrained, 0.2% less than the nation and 0.1% less than the state.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

A

100% of residents were given the pneumococcal vaccine, 7.3% more than the nation and 3.7% more than the state.

Pressure Ulcers

A

2.5% of high-risk residents have pressure ulcers, 5.6% less than the nation and 4.2% less than the state.

UTI

D

3.6% of residents have a urinary tract infection, 1.2% more than the nation and 0.8% more than the state.

Urinary Catheter

B

0.6% of residents have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder, 1% less than the nation and 2% less than the state.

Weight Loss

A

1.4% of residents lose too much weight, 4.6% less than the nation and 3.1% less than the state.

Worsening Movability

C

16.7% of residents’ ability to move independently worsened, 1.3% less than the nation and 1.4% less than the state.

Short-Stay Quality Measures

Antipsychotic Medication

A

0% of residents received antipsychotic medication for the first time, 1.8% less than the nation and 2% less than the state.

Improvements in Function

A

94.1% of residents saw improvements in function, 19.8% more than the nation and 17.3% more than the state.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

B

97.2% of residents were given the pneumococcal vaccine, 17.7% more than the nation and 9.1% more than the state.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

D

66.7% of residents were given the seasonal influenza vaccine, 10% less than the nation and 11.4% less than the state.

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Resident Primary Series

A

100% of residents were given the primary vaccination series, 12.7% more than the nation and 6.5% more than the state.

Resident Boosters

A

97.8% of residents were up-to-date on their vaccines, 40.5% more than the nation and 24.4% more than the state.

Staff Primary Series

D

79.5% of staff completed the primary vaccination series, 7.4% less than the nation and 5.1% less than the state.

Staff Boosters

C

33.9% of staff were up-to-date on their vaccines, 9% less than the nation and 10.1% less than the state.

Staffing Hours and Turnover Rates

Buffalo Lake Health Care Center provides staffing information to the CMS, which the federal agency uses to calculate the below staffing data. Our team then sets each data point against the nation’s and Minnesota’s averages.

Staffing Hours

Nurse Aide

A

Nurse aide hours total 2 hours and 54 minutes per resident daily, 42 minutes longer than the nation and 29 minutes longer than the state.

Licensed Partial Nurse

F

Licensed partial nurse hours total 22 minutes per resident daily, 30 minutes shorter than the nation and 19 minutes shorter than the state.

Registered Nurse

B

Registered nurse hours total 52 minutes per resident daily, 11 minutes longer than the nation and 12 minutes shorter than the state.

On the weekend, registered nurse hours total 34 minutes per resident daily, 7 minutes longer than the nation and 5 minutes shorter than the state.

Physical Therapist

D

Physical therapist hours total 1 minute per resident daily, 2 minutes shorter than the nation and 3 minutes shorter than the state.

Staffing Turnover Rates

Registered Nurse

A

The registered nurse turnover rate is 14.3%, 37.6% lower than the nation and 33.6% lower than the state.

Total Nursing Staff

B

The total nursing staff turnover rate is 46.3%, 7% lower than the nation and 4.1% lower than the state.

Administrator

A

0 administrators left the facility within a recent one-year period, 0.7 less than the nation and 0.5 less than the state.

Local Businesses and Organizations

Healthcare

For Buffalo Lake Health Care Center residents that require a hospital visit, Hutchinson Health Hospital is the closest, 15.53 miles away. Renville County Hospital is the next nearest, 17.91 miles away.

The closest pharmacies are CVS Pharmacy At Target, 15.03 miles away, and Family Pharmacy South, 15.6 miles away. Walgreens and Family Rexall Drug are two more in the area.

Should there be a need for dental care, Westfield Dental and Jack M Fiedler Dds are 4.46 miles and 4.46 miles away. As for vision care, Midwest Vision is 15.34 miles from the community.

Leisure Activities

If some fresh air or exercise is desired, Oddfellows Park is 15.44 miles away, and Masonic West River Park is 15.71 miles away. Century 9 Movie Theatre is 15.09 miles away for an activity with little physical movement. Bookworms can find solace in Hector Public Library, 4.49 miles from Buffalo Lake Health Care Center.

Nearby places of worship include Zion United Methodist Church and First Lutheran Church. The former is 0.27 miles, and the latter is 0.38 miles from the community.

When the time comes for a haircut or trim, Totally U Salon is 4.45 miles away.

Sustenance

Seniors looking to dine out or order takeout have several choices, including Nana’s Family Cafe and Hot Stuff Pizza, 0.39 miles and 4.45 miles away. Other Place and Petes Grill are a couple of other establishments in the area.

To do some grocery shopping, Berg’s Super Valu is 13.43 miles away, and Walmart is 15.05 miles away. ALDI and Berg’s Super Valu are two more nearby options.

Financial Services

Take care of financial needs at CenBank, 0.34 miles away, or F & M Bank Minnesota, 0.38 miles away. Frandsen Bank And Trust and Valley Bank are also in the vicinity of the community.

The Weather in Buffalo Lake

July was Buffalo Lake’s warmest month of the last year, with an average high of 83°F. Conversely, its coldest month was January. The average low in January was -2°F.

The city saw 32.32 inches of precipitation, 67.5 inches of snowfall, and average humidity of 74% over the last 12 months.

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