Bethany St Joseph Care Center is in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a city with 63,587 people. Featuring an overall score of A+, this facility is clearly a world class nursing home. You flat out can not do any better than this place. As you can see below, this place performed equally well in our category scores. We give this place two thumbs up!
Bethany St Joseph Care Center
- Nursing Home
- 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
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well overall, this facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, it earned one of our best grades in that category with an A+. Inspection grades are tied to several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. We were not able to find deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This top notch nursing home also performed well in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.28825 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received a high-end short-term care score. In fact, this turned out to be its third best category grade. In that area, this facility received a grade of A. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ 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 home. We discovered that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Switching gears to the final category, this nursing home also performed admirably in the nursing category. In fact, we awarded it an A in this area. This completed truly elite profile. There are quite a few factors within this grade. Most of these subcategories are tied to the quantity of 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 facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethany St Joseph Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethany St Joseph Care Center, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethany St Joseph Care Center, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethany St Joseph Care Center, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethany St Joseph Care Center, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents which were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethany St Joseph Care Center, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethany St Joseph Care Center, 6.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethany St Joseph Care Center, 92.96% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethany St Joseph Care Center, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethany St Joseph Care Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Bethany St Joseph Care Center, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethany St Joseph Care Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bethany St Joseph Care Center, 13.08 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bethany St Joseph Care Center, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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
Looking for more options? La Crosse, Wisconsin has 3 other nursing homes
- Gundersen Lutheran Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.26 miles away1910 South Ave La Crosse Wisconsin 54601Voluntary non-profit - Private(608) 782-7300
- Mayo Clinic Hlth System Franciscan Med CtrAcute Care Hospitals 2.65 miles away700 West Avenue South La Crosse Wisconsin 54601Voluntary non-profit - Private(608) 785-0940
- Gundersen Lutheran Renal Dialysis - La Crosse2.25 miles away1910 South Ave Heritage Building 2 West La Crosse Wisconsin 54601Dialysis Stations: 12 (608) 775-3835
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- Mayo Clinic Dialysis - Onalaska7.76 miles away191 Theatre Road Onalaska Wisconsin 54650Dialysis Stations: 18 (608) 392-5011