Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee is a small facility located in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. This facility is a well below average facility. A grade in this range indicates we found some red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Kewaunee. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1308 Lincoln St,
Kewaunee WI 54216
53% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it an A- for our inspections rating. This score is significantly more impressive than the nursing home's overall score. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
The second best area we awarded this nursing home in any area came in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. In computing our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to devise a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. It fared respectably with 49 percent of its patients returning home.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. The nursing grade assesses many subcategories, but the primary one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. Based on the CMS data, this nursing home offers 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, this facility was relatively weak in some of the datapoints we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated was long-term care. This nursing home received a rock bottom grade of F in this category. Facilities that don't fare well in this category typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 93.47826 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be a few points less than we expected but still a respectable percentage. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee, 3.34% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents that have sustained falls which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee, 3.01% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee, 13.02% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee, 6.7% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee, 91.56% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee, 13.47% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee, 22.08% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee, 22.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee, 74.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.