Birch Hill Health Services is located in Shawano, Wisconsin. This is a quality facility, with an overall grade of B+. This nursing home definitely has plenty working in its favor. The best part of this facility's strong profile is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
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Birch Hill Health Services
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a strong long-term care score. Indeed, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this area. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 91 percent of its patients. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received an impressive short-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. In determining our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is generally a useful measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
The final area we scored is nursing. In this area, we awarded this nursing home an acceptable grade of B-. This actually ended up being this nursing home's weakest category. When computing our nursing ratings, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it scored well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Birch Hill Health Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Birch Hill Health Services, 10.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Birch Hill Health Services, 5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Birch Hill Health Services, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents who had UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Birch Hill Health Services, 26.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Birch Hill Health Services, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Birch Hill Health Services, 0% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Birch Hill Health Services, 89.25% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Birch Hill Health Services, 12.63% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Birch Hill Health Services, 19.22% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Birch Hill Health Services, 19.22% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Birch Hill Health Services, 7.67% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Birch Hill Health Services, 84.94% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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