Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility is in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, a city with 17,203 people. With an overall grade of A+, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the 10 best facilities in Wisconsin. In addition, this nursing home is also located in a hospital, which often means the nursing home offers a wider array of medical services. As you will see below, this nursing home performed equally well in our category grades. We gave it a straight A report card!
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Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility
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- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Wisconsin Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Wisconsin Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Wisconsin Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this nursing home performed well in our inspections category, where it earned a grade of A+. Very few places performed as well in this area. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another reason we assessed this facility so highly is that it was given an A+ long-term care score. This is just about as strong as it gets in this area. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. The nursing grade assesses quite a few factors, but the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last area, this nursing home also was awarded an impressive short-term care rating, with an A. This wrapped up a very impressive report card. Short-term care ratings are important for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients 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, 7.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 16.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 5.98% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 92.12% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.34% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 17.08% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 17.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, 76.01% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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