Long Term Care Center

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The Long Term Care Center at Northfield Hospital is a 40-bed care facility conveniently located on the lower level of Northfield Hospital. It provides comprehensive skilled nursing care and life enrichment.

Services we provide:
– Medical and post-surgical rehabilitation                             — Comfort care and/or hospice care
– IV therapy administration                                                              coordinate with a certified hospice provider
– Medication management                                                             — Physical, occupational and speech therapies
– Tracheostomy care                                                                        — Life enriching activites
– Respiratory care                                                                              — Beauty and barber services
– Wound care                                                                                        – All private rooms with a private bath
– Pain Management                                          

Short Term Transitional Care/Rehabilitation
We offer short-term rehabilitation. This is offered when a patient may not need an acute hospital setting, but is not yet strong enough to return home. Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists offer rehabilitative therapy with the goal of the patient returning to independent living.

Long Term Care
The Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center also provides skilled nursing care for those who need 24-hour long-term care. The staff is trained to encourage life skills and daily activities to promote a sense of purpose and community.

Whether here for short-term rehabilitation or long-term care, all residents enjoy a private room with a private bath, cable television and local phone service at no additional charge.

Financing Your Stay
The Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center accepts Medicare, Medical Assistance, private pay and most major insurances.

Case mix classification or daily charge is based on how much care is needed. Rates are determined by the State of Minnesota. Our facility is licensed by the State of Minnesota. All qualifying residents will be reviewed for coverage as part of the admission process.

For more information or a guided tour, call Social Services at 507-646-1147.

 Long Term Care received high marks from state

Northfield Hospital’s Long Term Care Center is among the most highly ranked nursing homes in the state, according to the latest Nursing Home Report Card released earlier this year by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

The hospital’s Long Term Care Center received 32 stars out of a possible 35 based on seven quality measures, one of the three highest scores among the state’s 373 nursing homes. Only Little Sisters of the Poor of St. Paul scored higher with 33 stars. Lyngblomsten Care Center of  St. Paul also earned 32 out of 35 stars.

The Long Term Care Center received five out of a possible five stars for quality of life ratings by residents — a priority measure — the sparing use of temporary staffing, the high proportion of single rooms (100 percent), and scores on state inspections. It received four of five stars for outcomes on a number of state-mandated quality indicators, hours of direct care, and staff retention.

 “We have a very dedicated staff that is focused on providing exceptional care to our residents each and every day,” said Tammy Hayes, Hospital Administrator/Nurse Executive and Long Term Care Administrator for Northfield Hospital & Clinics. “It is wonderful to see them recognized for their hard work.”

 The Nursing Home Report Card can be found at www.health.state.mn.us/nhreportcard by clicking on Nursing Home Report Card.