Deerfield Care Center is a small non-profit nursing home located in New Richmond, Wisconsin. This facility is one of the highest-rated nursing homes we found. A score of this caliber requires top-notch marks across the board. We simply can not say enough good things about this facility. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar report card is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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Deerfield Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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In addition to performing well overall, this nursing home also earned nearly flawless government inspections. Consequently, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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 resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. In determining our nursing grades, we assess both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility 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 the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning patients even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was strong in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of A. Very few facilities fared better in this area. Our short-term care grades are likely most critical for individuals needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is long-term care. We gave this facility a decent score in that category, with a grade of B-. Even though this was not as dominant as some of its other grades, it is nevertheless not a major area of concern. For residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 94.44444 percent of its patients, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. This place 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Deerfield Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Deerfield Care Center, 7.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Deerfield Care Center, 3.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients that had falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Deerfield Care Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Deerfield Care Center, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients which are given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Deerfield Care Center, 16.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Deerfield Care Center, 5.98% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Deerfield Care Center, 92.12% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Deerfield Care Center, 13.34% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Deerfield Care Center, 17.08% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Deerfield Care Center, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Deerfield Care Center, 17.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Deerfield Care Center, 14.13 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Deerfield Care Center, 76.01% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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