Augusta Health and Rehabilitation is a small non-profit facility located in Augusta, Wisconsin. We gave this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all facilities in the nation. Based on our assessment, this nursing home looks like a great choice for most people. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category ratings, which are also quite good.
Augusta Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. We were not able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Without having access to the deficiency data for this nursing home, it ended up being a challenge to really assess the place in the inspections category.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing score is mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding 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
Moving on our third category, this nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care score. In fact, it received a score of A- in that area. Our short-term care grades are likely most meaningful for individuals in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
In our final area, we awarded this facility an A for its long-term care score. This completed a first-rate report card. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Augusta Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Augusta Health and Rehabilitation, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Augusta Health and Rehabilitation, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Augusta Health and Rehabilitation, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Augusta Health and Rehabilitation, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Augusta Health and Rehabilitation, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Augusta Health and Rehabilitation, 6.45% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Augusta Health and Rehabilitation, 92.81% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Augusta Health and Rehabilitation, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Augusta Health and Rehabilitation, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Augusta Health and Rehabilitation, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Augusta Health and Rehabilitation, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Augusta Health and Rehabilitation, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Augusta Health and Rehabilitation, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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