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.
Wisconsin Rapids Health Services
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 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
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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 90.60403 percent of its residents. This is many points lower than average. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. 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, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 6.26% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 92.96% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wisconsin Rapids Health Services, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.
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, 20.17 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, 13.08 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, 75.51% 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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