Algoma Long Term Care Unit is a small government-owned nursing home in Algoma, Wisconsin. This nursing home turns out to be an A+ facility, which is our most impressive rating. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it as one of the 10 best nursing homes in Wisconsin. If you look further down this page, you can see this nursing home's category scores, which appear to be equally strong as its overall score.
Algoma Long Term Care Unit
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1510 Fremont St,
Algoma WI 54201
50.71% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A+. Nursing ratings are based largely on nurse staffing levels. This facility provides an incredible 4.9 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Out of that total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to offering impressive levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any nursing home in the country in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these metrics as good measures of the caliber of nursing care offered.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a of A+ for its long-term care grade. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 95.55555 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.51 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last category, this facility also was given a first-rate short-term care grade, with an A. This completed a straight A report card. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Wisconsin in this area with 63.7 percent of its residents returning home. For most facilities, less than half of their short-term residents ever return 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, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percent of long-term patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 3.34% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 3.01% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 13.02% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 6.7% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 91.56% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 13.47% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 22.08% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' mental and physical health.
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 22.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Algoma Long Term Care Unit, 74.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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