Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility is located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. This city has a population of 17,203 people. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top five percent of all facilities in the nation. In addition, this facility is located in a hospital, which can often mean the nursing home offers more extensive medical services. Scroll down to find this place's category scores, which also impressed us. You really can't do any better than a straight A report card.
Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
323 S 18th Ave,
Sturgeon Bay WI 54235
94.33% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home also received an A+ inspection score. This is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A+. When determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are with patients and the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 5.1 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, of which a significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we found at any facility. On top of providing impressive levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any nursing home in the state when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care being provided.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our third area, this facility was given a strong long-term care score. In fact, it received a grade of A in that area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of really impressive nursing hour statistics, this facility's vaccination records is as good as it gets also. Indeed, this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This combination proved to be effective as this facility also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.32 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at is short-term care, where this nursing home received an A-. This rounded out an elite report card. Only a select few nursing homes received an A- or better in every single category. Short-term care grades are generally used to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.34% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.01% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients which have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.02% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 6.7% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 91.56% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.47% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 22.08% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 22.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 74.73% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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