With an address in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, Ellsworth Health Services is the lone facility we were able to find in the area. This facility appears to be among the better facilities we assessed. A grade in this range requires high-end marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top quarter of all facilities in the country. This place also received very consistent grades in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Ellsworth Health Services
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
To go along with its great overall grade, we gave this facility an A for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A-. Our nursing grade is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our next area, we awarded this nursing home a score of A- for its short-term care grade. This is a superb rating. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation In order to have highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is long-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a grade of B. While this proved to be its lowest category rating, this is nevertheless a good score. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ellsworth Health Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ellsworth Health Services, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ellsworth Health Services, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that had a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ellsworth Health Services, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ellsworth Health Services, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ellsworth Health Services, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ellsworth Health Services, 6.45% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ellsworth Health Services, 92.81% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ellsworth Health Services, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ellsworth Health Services, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ellsworth Health Services, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ellsworth Health Services, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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