Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek is a facility located in Chetek, Wisconsin. This city has a total of 6,139 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B. A grade in this range requires quality scores in most areas. Based on our assessment, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. Fortunately, this facility did not have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
725 Knapp St,
Chetek WI 54728
48.65% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a great overall grade, this facility performed even better in our inspections category which is associated with the facility's recent inspections. We awarded it a grade of A for that area, which is one of our highest scores. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a strong short-term care score. Indeed, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this area. Short-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. This nursing home provided more physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. In addition to excelling in the area of physical therapy, we found that it performed as well as just about any facility in the nation in this area with 57.3 percent of its patients returning home. Most facilities are below 50 percent in this statistic.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at was long-term care. This facility was given a very positive long-term care score, with a B in the category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this facility had 5.77 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Although this wasn't as impressive as some of its other scores in this area, this number can be skewed for some facilities due to the medical complexity of patients.
The next area we scored is nursing. This nursing home was given a grade of C in the area. Our nursing rating includes quite a few factors, however, the main one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also considered some quality-based assessments. This facility scored well in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In terms of the number of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this facility outpaced the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, 3.34% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, 3.01% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, 13.02% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, 6.7% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, 91.56% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, 13.47% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, 22.08% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, 22.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek, 74.73% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation.
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