Meadowbrook at Black River Falls is in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Our rating system was not very kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall score of F. This facility is really as bad as it gets. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is short-term care, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Meadowbrook at Black River Falls
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
While we gave this facility an abysmal overall grade, we awarded it a B for our short-term care rating. In computing these short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to create a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, 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.
Remarkably, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for our nursing rating, which isn't a bad grade. Our nursing score is primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is not an impressive total. Lastly, although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this metric.
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This nursing home received an F for its inspection rating. For nursing homes with poor inspection scores, you should focus on any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This particular nursing home was assessed a deficiency by CMS. Fortunately, it wasn't in one of the categories that suggest that it posed a risk to resident health or safety. Finally, we would like to point out that this nursing home was assessed significant government fines in recent years totaling over $100,000. This typically means that a poor performance spanned multiple years.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final area, this nursing home really did not perform well here either. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in long-term care, this is just about as as uninspiring as it gets. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the place is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated 76.404495 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is several points lower than what we expected. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Meadowbrook at Black River Falls Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Meadowbrook at Black River Falls, 12.12% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Meadowbrook at Black River Falls, 4.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Meadowbrook at Black River Falls, 5.95% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Meadowbrook at Black River Falls, 15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Meadowbrook at Black River Falls, 5.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Meadowbrook at Black River Falls, 2.35% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Meadowbrook at Black River Falls, 83.36% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Meadowbrook at Black River Falls, 8.11% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Meadowbrook at Black River Falls, 26.72% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' health.
In Meadowbrook at Black River Falls, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Meadowbrook at Black River Falls, 26.72% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Meadowbrook at Black River Falls, 15.67% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Meadowbrook at Black River Falls, 65.64% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
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