Albert Lea nursing home named one of the best

Published 2:47 pm Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thorne Crest Senior Living Community has been named amongst the best nursing homes in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, according to a press release.

Thorne Crest had again received a five-star rating with top performing scores in the following areas:

• Staffing, which was based on the average number of hours per day of care received per resident from registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses and certified nurse assistants.

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• Medical care quality measures — the percentages of residents who got recommended care such as flu vaccinations and percentages who had care-related problems such as pain, bedsores and urinary tract infections.

Thorne Crest also received above average scores in health inspection and complaints, which shows how well it met health and safety standards for food preparation and other activities in the latest three state inspections, according to the release. Such inspections are conducted at least every 15 months. This also includes results of consumer complaint investigations.