Wisconsin Rapids Health Services is in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, a city with a total of 34,763 people. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road grade. Based on our assessment, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. The best part of this nursing home's profile was its exemplary inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
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Wisconsin Rapids Health Services
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its decent overall grade, we gave this facility an A for its inspection grade. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor dings are not necessarily something to panic about.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B+. There are many criteria included in this grade. Most of the subcategories reflect staffing levels. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a positive grade in our short-term care category. We awarded this facility an above average grade of B in this area. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be more important for residents needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the fourth area, this facility really did not perform very well. Due to a very poor grade of F in long-term care, this is its worst category grade. When facilities receive this type of score in long-term care it is a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the facility is not as well-staffed. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 92.90322 percent of its residents. This is somewhat lower than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wisconsin Rapids Health Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 7.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 3.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 16.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 5.98% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 92.12% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 13.34% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 17.08% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 17.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 14.13 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 76.01% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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