Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield is one of just two nursing homes in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Featuring an overall score of B, this appears to be a good facility. At the end of the day, this place is a solid choice for quite a few people. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
814 W 14th St,
Marshfield WI 54449
54.16% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also received favorable short-term care grades this year. Indeed, we awarded them one of our better grades in that category, with a score of B. In our short-term care rating, we attempt to craft a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. This place was above average in this area with 52.7 percent of its patients returning home.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. This facility didn't perform quite as well in this category as it did in some other categories. Nevertheless, this is still a respectable score. When calculating our nursing grades, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provided just 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a low total compared with most nursing homes. Finally, we also considered some quality-based measures in this category. Although this place didn't rank well in terms of nursing hours per resident, it performed better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. For example, in terms of the percentage of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, this place performed better than average. This is often a good indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided with better nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we rated is long-term care. For this category, we gave this facility a C. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 98.63637 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.66 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents which suffer from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield, 3.34% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield, 3.01% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield, 13.02% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield, 6.7% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield, 91.56% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield, 13.47% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield, 22.08% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield, 22.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Atrium Post Acute Care of Marshfield, 74.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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