Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford is a small non-profit nursing home located in Medford, Wisconsin. This nursing home is an A+ facility, which is the best score that we offer. This is just about as good of a place as you'll find. As you can find below, this facility performed just as well in our category ratings. In fact, we gave it straight A's!
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Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
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In addition to performing well overall, this nursing home also received a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it earned one of our best scores in that area with an A+. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. There are quite a few criteria included in this area. Many of the datapoints reflect nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving residents at least once a day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a strong long-term care grade. This actually is its third best category score. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we assessed, this nursing home was awarded a very favorable grade of A in our short-term care category. With this score, the facility topped off a straight A report card. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford, 7.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford, 3.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who have sustained falls which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford, 16.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford, 5.98% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford, 92.12% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford, 13.34% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford, 17.08% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is critical to patients well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford, 17.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford, 14.13 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Aspirus Care & Rehab-Medford, 76.01% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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