Fort Atkinson Health Care Center is an average-sized facility in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. With an overall rating of F, we consider this to be a lower end facility. At the end of the day, you'd be better off to avoid of this nursing home. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is short-term care, which is addressed in the next section.
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Fort Atkinson Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Fort Atkinson Health Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our short-term care rating. In determining our short-term care scores, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is generally a useful measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that just 5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
We were also surprised to find that this facility received a decent nursing grade this year. We gave it a grade of C in that category. Nursing ratings are primarily based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, while this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in a few of our quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it did very well in this area.
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Unfortunately, this facility didn't receive glowing inspections in recent years. We gave it a grade of just D for our inspections rating. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. You should be more cautious when considering a facility that has severe deficiencies on its inspection reports. This particular facility was hit with 2 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they created a risk to resident health or safety. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is long-term care, in which this nursing home was given an abysmal score in this area as well. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this area, which is definitely a major concern. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means the nursing home did not perform well in our quality measures relating to patient care. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. We were a bit worried that this nursing home vaccinated 84.40861 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be quite a bit less than the national average. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fort Atkinson Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 18.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 6.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 2.35% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 20.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 17.96% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 17.58% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 80.14% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 16.36% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 24.96% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels.
In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized 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 Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 24.96% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 16.48% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fort Atkinson Health Care Center, 86.75% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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