Beaver Dam Healthcare Center is located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. With an overall grade of F, we consider this to be a very poor nursing home. This nursing home is just about as bad as it gets. While this nursing home received one encouraging category score for short-term care, which you can find more information about below.
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Beaver Dam Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- 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
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
While this facility's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in short-term care. In fact, we gave it a grade of B- for that category, which is a decent score. However, this was not enough to spare its otherwise poor profile. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The key is determining what bearing this had on quality of care. The final metric we considered in this category is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an D. We looked at the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses spent with patients, in computing our score in this area. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home wound up receiving a rock-bottom score in our long-term care category. It was given a lowly F in this area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means the facility did not perform well in our measures relating to resident care. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home administered the vaccine to just 81.69643 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
In our final category of inspections, this facility received a grade that's as bad as it gets. With nursing homes that received this poor of an inspection score, we recommend scrutinizing the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular nursing home was assessed 6 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they created a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility also received 6 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Beaver Dam Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 9.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who have pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 4.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who have experienced falls which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 0.94% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that have had UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 17.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 10.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 6.28% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 85.49% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 10.78% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 18.9% of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 18.9% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 4.52% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 69.86% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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