Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster is in Lancaster, Wisconsin. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the higher-graded nursing homes we assessed. A score of this caliber requires high-end marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes nationally. If you look further down this page, you can see this place's category scores, which are also impressive.
Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster
- Nursing Home
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 Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple relatively minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing rating is primarily based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a resident even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded a favorable short-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area with a grade of B. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was this facility's poorest area. Nevertheless, even its worst category would likely be a highlight for most facilities. We gave it a strong grade of B for our long-term care category. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster, 6.45% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster, 92.81% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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