Kewaunee Health Services is in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. The city has a total of 6,276 people. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road score. In our view, this nursing home would be a good fit for quite a few people. The best part of this facility's profile is is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Kewaunee Health Services
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection grade. In fact, its inspection grade was far better than its overall grade. In the inspections category, we gave it a grade of A-. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility an impressive score in short-term care. This facility received a B in this area, which turns out to be one of our better grades. Our short-term care scores are meaningful for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. The nursing score features a variety of datapoints. The most important factor is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This place averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the fourth category, this nursing home didn't perform well. With a very poor grade of F in long-term care, this was this facility's poorest area. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 94.50549 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kewaunee Health Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kewaunee Health Services, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kewaunee Health Services, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kewaunee Health Services, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kewaunee Health Services, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kewaunee Health Services, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kewaunee Health Services, 6.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kewaunee Health Services, 92.96% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kewaunee Health Services, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kewaunee Health Services, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Kewaunee Health Services, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kewaunee Health Services, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kewaunee Health Services, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.