Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the highest ratings we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's stellar profile is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Best Nursing Home in La Crosse, Wisconsin Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in La Crosse, Wisconsin Awards 2020
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To go along with a strong overall grade, we gave this facility a grade of A for inspections. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Nursing ratings are mostly associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning our third area, we gave this nursing home a score of A- for our long-term care rating. This is a superb score. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 96.75676 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid negative health outcomes for the elderly population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final area, this facility also was given an impressive short-term care rating, with an A-. This rounded out an elite report card. Our short-term care scores are arguably more meaningful for those needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse, 7.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse, 3.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who have suffered a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse, 16.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse, 5.98% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents showing symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse, 92.12% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse, 13.34% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse, 17.08% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse, 17.08 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 Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse, 14.13 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Benedictine Living Community - La Crosse, 76.01% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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