With an address in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Clearwater Care Center is one of a mere three nursing homes in this area. This nursing home turns out to be a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on our ratings, there are certainly far worse places out there. One of the highlights of this nursing home's report card is its strong inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.

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For profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+
Historical

This facility's overall grade was bolstered by the fact that it has received favorable government inspections in recent years. We awarded them a strong score in this category, with a grade of B+. This is a notably better grade than the nursing home's overall score. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: B
Historical

We also awarded this facility a favorable grade in nursing. This facility earned a grade of B in this category, which is one of our better grades. Nursing scores are primarily based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Wisconsin in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a patient even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B+Aug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: B
Historical

Another one of this facility's better category scores came in the category of long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 94.660194 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. The last statistic we looked at is the facility's hospitalization rate. Here we found that this nursing home had 2.89 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. While this wasn't as favorable as some of its other scores in this area, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes based on some of the medical complexity of residents.

Short-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: DMar 20: D
Historical

This facility's least impressive category is short-term care, which is the last category we analyzed. For this category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of just D. Short-term care ratings are crucial for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. It appears that this nursing home was subpar in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we considered. The final statistic we considered in this category is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 30.6 percent of its residents returning home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Clearwater Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Provider
A-
4.88%
State
B+
5.64%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Provider
B+
2.43%
State
B
3.54%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents which have experienced UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Provider
D
4.59%
State
B
2.92%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.

Provider
B-
15.59%
State
B+
12.1%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents which were given antianxiety medication. These medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Provider
B
18.99%
State
B+
15.28%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms.

Provider
B
2.02%
State
B
5.26%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Provider
B-
96.51%
State
B
93.65%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.

Provider
B-
15.61%
State
B+
13.53%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility. Many would argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.

Provider
A
24.23%
State
B
18.07%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
C
2.22
State
B+
1.35
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
D
24.23
State
B
18.07
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
9.64
State
B-
12.26
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Provider
A-
76.62%
State
B+
74.45%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Marshfield Medical Center - Eau Claire 0.23 mi
2310 Craig Rd Eau Claire Wisconsin 54701
(833) 883-3262
Acute Care Hospitals
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Sacred Heart Hospital 0.29 mi
900 W Clairemont Ave Eau Claire Wisconsin 54701
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Acute Care Hospitals
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Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire 1.14 mi
1221 Whipple St Eau Claire Wisconsin 54703
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Acute Care Hospitals
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St Josephs Hospital 13.26 mi
2661 County Hwy I Chippewa Falls Wisconsin 54729
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Acute Care Hospitals
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Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar 19.76 mi
2321 Stout Rd Menomonie Wisconsin 54751
(715) 235-5531
Critical Access Hospitals
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Nearby Dialysis

Sacred Heart Hospital Dialysis 0.35 mi
Dialysis Stations: 11
900 W Clairemont Ave Eau Claire Wisconsin 54701
(715) 717-6555
Luther Hospital - Mayo Clinic Dialysis 1.13 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
1221 Whipple St Eau Claire Wisconsin 54702
(715) 838-3171
Mayo Clinic Dialysis - London Road 2.96 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
3845 London Road Eau Claire Wisconsin 54701
(715) 838-3872
Lake Hallie Dialysis of Davita 5.7 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
3636 E Melby St Chippewa Falls Wisconsin 54729
(517) 833-8512
Sacred Heart Dialysis at St Josephs Hosp 12.23 mi
Dialysis Stations: 8
2661 County Trunk I Chippewa Falls Wisconsin 54729
(715) 726-3740
Mayo Clinic Dialysis - Menomonie 19.78 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
407 21st St Menomonie Wisconsin 54751
(715) 232-7272