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Birch Hill Health Services

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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1475 Birch Hill Lane,
Shawano WI 54166

(715) 526-3161

63.4% estimated occupancy 1

Birch Hill Health Services is located in Shawano, Wisconsin. This facility was given an A- overall, which is one of our higher grades. As a matter of fact, this is the number one rated facility in the city. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category grades, which are also strong. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • 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
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. 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

Grade: A

This facility also fared very well in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A. Very few nursing homes fared better in this area. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 96.460175 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Our nursing grade looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of training of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last area we assessed is short-term care. We awarded this nursing home one of our more favorable grades in this area, with a grade of B. Even though this is not as strong as some of this facility's other scores, it is nevertheless a positive grade. Our short-term care grade is often employed to gauge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Birch Hill Health Services Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Birch Hill Health Services, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Birch Hill Health Services, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Birch Hill Health Services, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Birch Hill Health Services, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Birch Hill Health Services, 15.58% 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

Grade: C

In Birch Hill Health Services, 6.45% of Patients

This is the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may indicate lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Birch Hill Health Services, 92.81% 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

Grade: A-plus

In Birch Hill Health Services, 13.28% Percentage 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

Grade: B-minus

In Birch Hill Health Services, 21.75% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Birch Hill Health Services, 21.75 Percentage 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

Grade: A-plus

In Birch Hill Health Services, 13.28 Percentage 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

Grade: B

In Birch Hill Health Services, 75.11% Percentage 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.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Thedacare Medical Center - Shawano IncCritical Access Hospitals 0.82 miles away100 County Rd B Shawano Wisconsin 54166Voluntary non-profit - Private(715) 526-2111

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care Shawano, LLC0.73 miles away1509 S Lincoln St Shawano Wisconsin 54166Dialysis Stations: 13 (715) 524-8038
  • Green Bay Northwood Dialysis of Davita2.44 miles awayW 7305 Elm Avenue Shawano Wisconsin 54166Dialysis Stations: 15 (715) 526-4310