Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby is located in Colby, Wisconsin. This nursing home is a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on our ratings, this place has quite a bit going for it. We were also pleased to find that this facility didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong facility overall, it also received A+ inspections in recent years. Its inspections are nearly flawless. Our inspection ratings are tied to items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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.
Adding to its impressive profile, this place also excelled in the area of nursing. We awarded it a grade of B+ for that category. Our nursing rating is primarily tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to 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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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a strong long-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded it an above average score of B in this category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 98.888885 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is short-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a B-. Even though this wound up being its weakest category score, this is still not a bad grade. In crafting these short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 4.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents which have sustained falls which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who had UTI's. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby, 6.45% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby, 92.81% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' well-being.
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby, 13.28 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Colonial Health & Rehabilitation of Colby, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
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