Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam is located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Sporting an overall grade of B-, 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.
Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility really outperformed its overall grade in the category of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our best scores in that area with an A-. 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. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next highest category is its short-term care grade, where it was given a B-. With our short-term care category, we seek to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. We weren't able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this place. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next most favorable category we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a B-. Long-term care grades assess a nursing home's assistance with daily living rather than the highly skilled therapy or medical services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 95.408165 percent of its residents. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The final area we assessed was nursing. We gave it a B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. There are numerous factors within this area. Most of the subcategories are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a place has quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that have had falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam, 6.45% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Many argue that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam, 92.81% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.
In Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam, 21.75 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 Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam, 13.28 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 Dycora Transitional Health - Beaver Dam, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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