Meadowbrook at Chetek is the lone nursing home located in Chetek, Wisconsin. Sporting an overall score of B, this looks like a good nursing home. This facility definitely has plenty working in its favor. This nursing home was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Meadowbrook at Chetek
- 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
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- 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
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
Among the reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a dominant short-term care score. Indeed, short-term care is its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home a score of A-. With our short-term care assessment, we try to create a fair gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses worked with patients, in calculating our rating in this category. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning a resident even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated is long-term care. We gave it a grade of C in that area. This is a fair grade in this area. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Meadowbrook at Chetek Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Meadowbrook at Chetek, 7.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Meadowbrook at Chetek, 3.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Meadowbrook at Chetek, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients that sustained urinary tract infections. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Meadowbrook at Chetek, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Meadowbrook at Chetek, 16.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Meadowbrook at Chetek, 5.98% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients showing signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Meadowbrook at Chetek, 92.12% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Meadowbrook at Chetek, 13.34% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Meadowbrook at Chetek, 17.08% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In Meadowbrook at Chetek, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Meadowbrook at Chetek, 17.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Meadowbrook at Chetek, 14.13 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Meadowbrook at Chetek, 76.01% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
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