Beaver Dam Healthcare Center is located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Sporting an overall grade of C, this is likely a solid nursing home. You could definitely do worse than this facility. The best part of this nursing home's profile was is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Beaver Dam Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned an inspection grade which is better than its overall grade. Inspection ratings are based on a facility's recent inspections. We awarded this nursing home a very solid grade of B+ in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
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 B-. 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 place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a low total compared with most nursing homes. Lastly, our nursing scores also consider quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next best category we awarded this nursing home in any category came in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a C. Our short-term care ratings are critical for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more highly-skilled nursing. This means a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed was long-term care. This nursing home received a grade of C for this category. In forming these long-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 95.43147 percent of its patients, which is an above average total. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that have suffered a fall resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 6.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 92.96% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 13.08 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Beaver Dam Healthcare Center, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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