Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home in Colfax, Wisconsin, a city with a population of 4,903 people. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the top facilities we assessed. A score of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. In fact, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 100 nursing homes in Wisconsin. This is an impressive achievement in a state with a long list of high-end nursing homes. We also gave this nursing home phenomenal scores in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for inspections. Inspection scores are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. It does not look like we were able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its first-rate profile, this nursing home also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in the category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a life threatening illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed was short-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B+. This topped off a very strong profile. Few nursing homes earned a B+ or better in every category. In crafting our short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.4 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. However, this metric could also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, 6.26% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, 92.96% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.08 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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