Algoma Long Term Care Unit is a nursing home in Algoma, Wisconsin, which has 5,345 people. This nursing home is an A+ facility, which is the best score we offer. This is just about as good of a facility as you're going to find. As you will find below, this place performed equally well in our category scores. We give this place two thumbs up!
Algoma Long Term Care Unit
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Wisconsin Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a great facility overall, it also earned A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections are nearly perfect. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this facility an A+. Nursing scores are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning patients at least once a day.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning our next area, we awarded this facility a score of A for its long-term care score. This is a dominant score. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 94.38202 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final area, this facility also was awarded a first-rate short-term care score, with an A-. This finished off a very impressive report card. With our short-term care rating, we seek to forge a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Algoma Long Term Care Unit Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents which had falls which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents who have had a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 6.26% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 92.96% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 13.08 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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