Located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Riverside Transitional Care is one of four facilities in this city. Sporting an overall score of A-, this facility is ranked among the better nursing homes we looked at. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 25 percent of all facilities in the United States. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card is its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next section
Riverside Transitional Care
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Best Nursing Home in La Crosse, Wisconsin Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to earning a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent short-term care grade, with an A. In determining these short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing grades are mostly tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area 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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This nursing home has had near flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a decent grade in this area, with a B-. Although this wasn't on par with some of this facility's other grades, it is nevertheless not a poor grade. In the area of long-term care, we analyze the amount of services offered by a facility, rather than more sophisticated services. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinated 99.7191 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Riverside Transitional Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Riverside Transitional Care, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Riverside Transitional Care, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Riverside Transitional Care, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Riverside Transitional Care, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Riverside Transitional Care, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Riverside Transitional Care, 6.26% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Riverside Transitional Care, 92.96% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Riverside Transitional Care, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Riverside Transitional Care, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility. Some argue that mobility is important for residents' well-being.
In Riverside Transitional Care, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Riverside Transitional Care, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Riverside Transitional Care, 13.08 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Riverside Transitional Care, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for La Crosse, WI
- Overall Rating has a grade of A
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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