With an address in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, Ellsworth Health Services is the lone facility we were able to find in the area. This facility is among the most impressive facilities we assessed. It received one of the highest grades that we offer. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the country. This nursing home also received consistently good ratings in all four of our categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
Ellsworth Health Services
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
403 N Maple St,
Ellsworth WI 54011
44.4% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall rating, this facility received an A+ inspection rating. This is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can offer a nursing home. Inspection scores are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home received a strong score of A in our short-term care area. With our short-term care assessment, we try to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Nursing scores are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at is long-term care, in which this facility received a grade of B. While this turned out to be its worst category score, this is still a favorable grade. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.46154 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ellsworth Health Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ellsworth Health Services, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ellsworth Health Services, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who have experienced falls which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ellsworth Health Services, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents that experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic can be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ellsworth Health Services, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ellsworth Health Services, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ellsworth Health Services, 6.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ellsworth Health Services, 92.96% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ellsworth Health Services, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ellsworth Health Services, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ellsworth Health Services, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ellsworth Health Services, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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